Hello, I was diagnosed with fibro about 4 months ago. I started taking Lyrica about 2 months ago. I can tell when I get up in the mornings if its going to be a good or bad day. I am learning to recognize the signs of when I can and can't do things. My problem is my husband...he gets irritated if I say I'm having a bad day that day or if I tell him I ache. He doesn't seem to believe that I have something real. I have shown him the articles on fibro and tried to talk to him about it. I get frustrated as I'm not a lazy person and work out on good days and I work full time. I get the feeling he thinks I'm trying to get out of doing things and/or doesn't believe I hurt. Has anyone else had to deal with a partner that doesn't seem to believe? I love my husband dearly but feel no support here.View Thread
Thank you for responding to me. You are correct life can be very challenging now. Sometimes just to get through a day. I have moments where I have to really force myself to do things when there is no energy in me to do, or I hurt so bad I just don't want to do. I am very blessed to have a great doctor who ran a through serious of tests and vitamin D was checked. It was found to be low and I do feel better now that I am taking it. I have been taking Lyrica and that too has helped. I am finding this is a day at a time or sometimes moment to moment illness. I will continue to do more research and appreciate all the info I can get.
You too take care and best of luck to you. May we not concede to the horrible forces of the wrath of the dragon!!View Thread
Thank you for your reply. I too am finding this to be a lonely disease. I am hoping that with time my husband also will become more understanding. I try really hard to not complain and just get through my days. I am happy to now put a reason on why I feel so bad, but get very frustrated sometimes with it. I wish you well with feeling good!!View Thread
Hello, I was diagnosed with Fibro 4 months ago. I am learning how to recognize signs of when I need to slow down and when it's full steam ahead. I can pretty much tell in the morning what kind of day it's going to be and adjust my schedule accordingly. I started Lyrica about 2 months ago and can't believe how great I felt in a small period of time. My biggest issueView Thread
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