i totally agree w/ Dlocke1 about sitting the family down and informing them that you need help! My family has been so supportive because I TOLD THEM about how i feel. i also have FIBRO, CHRONIC MIGRAINES, HYPOTHYROIDISM, HERNIATED DISCS IN NECK & BACK, DEPRESSION. FIBRO STARTED first and my Mom was afraid to hug me and i asked her to be careful and then she became afraid to hug me for fear of hurting me. so, i told her to just hug me, and i'd tell her when it was too much. since then, i get gentle, calming hugs from her and everyone in my family. btw, i'm on SOCIAL SECURITY DISABLILTY, BUT, it took me 7 yrs to get approval!!! if it wasn't for my parents, i'd be a bag lady w/out a home. i'm so happy that my parents helped me through those tough years and now i can start paying them back. also, i'm 51 and all of this started when i was 40.. and that's my story.. View Thread
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