Good Morning and Welcome to HealingWell. I am so sorry you have run into a big old bump in the road. They really are not fun, I know how you feel. I raised 4 children too.
I think you need some scheduled "me" time just for you. Plan some time to just be alone, read a book, take a nap, take a nice warm bath with scented candles. Whatever you like to do. You are a good Mom with a very busy life and Fibro is very painful so yes it certainly could cause you to feel depressed about the new dx you have receved.
I am glad you have a friend to talk with everyday and now you have us to talk to and let out all those feelings you are holding inside. We are here and venting is good for the soul.
Try to stay in the moment and let go of the "stinkin thinkin" thoughts that you are a bad Mom.
Write a list of all the good things you do everyday. I know you have many...........
Again a warm welcome.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*