I don't know if this is the same thing you are talking about, but I still hate to admit when others ask what is wrong with me. I feel like maybe they will think what alot of others feel, that it is all in my head and Fibro is a last resort for doctors. I don't know why I worry because I know it isn't true and I shouldn't care, but sometimes I just can't help but feel that way.
I think my dh still thinks alot of the pain is in my head. He really hasn't said much about it. Sometimes he helps me out quite a bit and other times he'll be in a bad mood and act like...why haven't you done anything today? Oh well, one of these days it might get thru to him. Right now the only thing I worry about is getting me back to being half-way normal.
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Hi there Beleiver.. Welcome!
I'm a newly dx'd fibro patient, even though I know I've been a victim of this syndrome most of my adult life. Ahh denial, yes, I'm still there. I tried walking it off (thought I was doing a great job of it,too) Until one day last Nov. when I wound up in the hospital, having a major meltdown, chest pain (thought I was having a heart attack), barely able to make it through the day for a few months. I gave up my high profile job, because I couldn't keep working in an high stress position that required me to work about 60-70 hours a week. I finally gave in a got diagnosed, last week. Anyway I fought this thing until I couldn't fight it anymore. Now I have to accept it and figure out what I can and should do now. The hardest thing is accepting that this is the way it will be for the rest of my life.
I agree with Rich, part of acceptance is denial. I have been in denial for at least 10 years.
Maybe you should do a little research on the subject and show your finding to your folks. Let them know this isn't something that can be cured, whether its via herbs or regular meds. We're all different with this illness and researchers are trying to find the right meds to help us.
Hope that helped a little, we're here for you whenever you need us.
Wishing you a painfree day!
Yes, I agree with Rich that denial is just part of our process... there is so much to take in all at once and of course we will be in denial for quite some time (some longer than others - everyone is different!) and as Sherrine has said, we are just grieving. Perfectly natural.
Things will get better for you. And do check out the Fibro 101 thread as the moderator suggested, if you haven't already. TAKE CARE!!