Hi Pro glo!!!
I wanted to say hi.. I don't remember ever meeting you before.
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time right now. I hope we can help you. I always recommend that if you're having problems talking to your family to go on to the 2nd thread of the forum called Fibro 101. There's a section on there call "Spoons" its a great way to explain what it's like to have fibro to people who don't understand. There's also another section called "Letter To Normals" that one is good for those that REALLY Just Don't Get It!!
If you're not getting satisfaction from your medicines go to the doctor and be sure to let him/her know that they aren't working as well as you had hoped. Sometimes we get immune to the medicines that we're taking.
I recently went to my doc. and talked to him about P.A. since I have psoriasis. I came up negative, thank goodness. But I read up on it and its really a terrible form of arthritis. I'm sure it's very painful. One thing about P.A. is at least its something people can see, not like fibro - where people can't see your symptoms.
Though your husband doesn't understand, we sure do. Please feel free to come here and talk. Sometimes just getting your frustration off your chest is what you need to help you feel better.
Take care and gentle hugs,
Hi Pr Glo and sorry to hear your having a tough go of it. No better place than here that people know exactly what your going through. OK hubby- this stuff is real! Like Patti stated, has he ever gone to the Dr. with you where they can tell him this is real or research it? Your plate is more than full with working and raising three kids (bless your daughters for helping). Your body may be saying it cannot keep this pace up. Any ins. for family counseling? It sounds like you need your families 100% support and to come up with some kind of game plan to ease some of this stress.
Let us know how you are doing-