"Major findings include: ● Almost all (98 percent) AD patients surveyed report they suffer from fatigue. ● More than two-thirds (68 percent) say their “fatigue is anything but normal. It is profound and prevents [them] from doing the simplest everyday tasks.”' ● Seven-in-10 (70 percent) believe others judge them negatively because of their fatigue. ● Fatigue impacts nearly every aspect of AD patients’ lives "According to one AD patient, '“It’s difficult for other people to understand our ongoing fatigue when it can’t be seen by them. It’s so hard just trying to get others to really, really understand how very tired you are sometimes – even our own doctors don’t understand. One wonders if even our doctors may think we are for the most part just mental cases and/or whiners.”' "A total of 7,874 responses were received. The less than .5 percent reporting having only Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia, neither of which are considered autoimmune diseases, were removed for a final total sample audience of 7,838." It's hard to avoid coming away with the conclusion that if you have only CFS, not only do you not suffer from an autoimmune disease, but you're not entitled to complain of profound debilitating fatigue either, at least not to the same degree as those suffering from legitimated autoimmune diseases. And the people with legitimated autoimmune diseases think they've got it bad.