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Looking Good Vs Feeling Good

Ladies especially, have you found that if you wear makeup, folks you interact with think you are feeling good? If I actually “do” something with my hair and put on some makeup, even if I feel like crap, people think I’m fine. It makes it tough to “fake it till you make it” without those around me thinking I’m lying about my health.
I guess it’s just a little peeve. I’m not looking for sympathy, but, I don’t want the people around me to think I’m a hypochondriac.

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  • aburdette211
    4 years ago

    I feel your pain, I have always been obsessed with makeup and I still wear it, not as much because of my hands but I can’t leave the house without it. I look young for my age and very healthy. Even thought I had medical evidence my co workers treated me like I was a hyposcondirac because I looked healthy. I hope I always do.

  • Mariah Z. Leach moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Davee~
    Living with an invisible illness like RA can be super frustrating. People often say I “look great” when I am struggling just to be upright! I do think that looking my best helps me feel better, so I try to take care of myself (when I have the energy to!) but I certainly understand your frustration with the reaction that provokes from others.

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