There is still a popular misconception that this illness is all in our head, I sometimes wish that i could transfer all the pain, depression, and for me anger to the people who don't understand to them for just one day. That's all it would take. There are clinics for alcoholics, drug addicts, why can't there be local support for folks with chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia?View Thread
The only few good things that I have in my life right now is my jewelry making, a wonderful and supportive husband.
The one thing I could do without is being judged harshly by folks who do not understand or want to even try to understand. I wish I understood why my mother and I are no longer close, is it because she doesn't understand how debilitating this illness really is? My father has been more understanding and compassionate.View Thread
There is a water aerobics in my area, unfortunately I need to purchase a new bathing suit, perhaps if I do well at a festival tomorrow, I might be able to buy one. I make jewelry to help with the significant anger I sometimes feel with my inability to work a job outside of the house due to FM. The one blessing in all this FM mess is that I have a very supportive and loving husband who understands my good days and bad days. Thanks again for your non-judgmental advice.View Thread
My mother is under the impression that being over weight is one of the key factors to fibromyalgia. Is there any truth to this? I've told her that even thin or healthy weight individuals can still get Fibromyalgia. Besides its hard to lose weight when one is tired nearly all the time, and is in pain 99.9% of the time.View Thread
I am very familiar with anger and Fibromyalgia. Since I have an explosive and often violent temper, I do things to refocus the anger in a more positive way. I understand that pain can be very debilitating and the last thing you want to do is to move, but for me it works to take a very hot bath enough to make one's skin red. I also do small chores to ease the anger and frustration I also create jewelry, paint ceramics, read books, sometimes just sitting outside or doing a bit of yard work helps me to refocus my incredible anger.
If I don't do something positive with the anger, it will often come out and my husband is often the victim of my tirade. He is also very compassionate and often scolds me for doing too much, because I always pay for it, but the fighter in me refuses to give in to the FMS.
Any way I hope this helps you and the other thing that's important is to talk about your frustration either with your loved one, a good understanding friend, or a therapist.View Thread