The diagnosis and treatment of invisible illnesses in Canada is prolonged due to a high degree of stigma in our society.
Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, allergies, Lyme disease and mental illness are notoriously ignored, unacknowledged and underfunded in the Canadian health care system.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis symptoms overlap in some cases of Long Covid. In Canada, obtaining a proper diagnosis entails a great deal of hurdles with physicians and testing. If a diagnosis is made, there is, little to no treatment or support after the initial diagnosis.