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Hi, I'm not looking for sympathy! I have ME & RA with all the symptoms ever listed for 23 years. I have been off sick for 8 months now having reduced my hours over the last 2 years. I have no help on a daily basis and therefore I cope with everything (shopping, cleaning, gardening) as and when I can. I struggle more with cognitive stuff than physical stuff, but suffer with pain days later. Flare ups usually are stress related. I can usually be up and about for 5 hours a day including rest periods.
Does the fact that I cope mean I am not so ill or does everyone else just do what they have to do as well? How do other people on their own cope?
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