Post Edited (painfullygoingsimple) : 11/1/2008 10:57:23 AM (GMT-6)
Painfully, welcome to the fibromyalgia forum. It's really tough when loved ones don't understand or believe you. At least you have a doctor that is helping you. Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links in there that may help you and also may help your husband understand this illness. One link is called The Spoon Theory. Here is a link to another great "explanation" about fibro. This is called The Letter from Fibro. I probably will be putting this in the Fibro 101 thread soon.
Also, check out the link, on the Fibro 101 thread, about malic acid/magnesium supplements. They have helped me a lot with the pain and fatigue of fibro. They don't work for everyone but this may help you. Read about it and see what you think.
Meanwhile, I'm so glad you joined in. I hope the information I gave you will help. Hope to hear more from you soon.