My husband has been complaining of being tired for probably over a year. I've suggested he have sleep studies done. He has never mentioned anything else til recently when he said he needed to see the doctor; he thinks he has Rocky Mountain fever or Lyme disease. The Lyme test came back negative. There are two parts to the RM test. One part was negative; the other part was "in the middle," neither confirming nor ruling out. The doctor thinks negative. I mentioned fibro and of course got the "that's a women's disease" reaction. Today, I noticed one of the symptoms is tingling, numbness in hands and feet. He saw the doctor within the past year for his feet.
My husband is a Type A personality. He has been called "The Energizer Bunny" because he keeps going. To hear him say, "I'm tired" breaks my heart, especially when he says it just a few hours after waking. The information says chronic stress can cause fibro. He is a pastor, the stereotypical "be there for everyone; solve all the problems" times 10.
I truly think the chronic stress has taken its toll. How can I get him to understand he needs to look further into fibromyalgia?View Thread