Friday, May 31, 2013

Does chronic mean forever?

The word "chronic" can be scary, and it's true that both fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are considered chronic conditions.

However, that's a far cry from meaning that you'll always be as sick as you are right now.

Medically speaking, chronic means "of long duration." An illness is considered chronic when it has a slow progression and lasts for a long time. True, sometimes it lasts for the rest of a person's life – but not always.Most of us will never get to the point of being symptom free, but we can make real improvements and regain much of what we've lost.

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