Hi, Renee, and welcome! I'm glad that you found us and joined it. It's great that you have a fibro support group to go to, also. For many of us, this is the only support we have. But, I think you will find that it is a wonderful place and you will feel comfortable here.
That's tough living with an alcoholic...and mighty stressful, too. My brother was an alcoholic and I had to deal with him for most of my life. It is sooo hard but I hope your hubby will decide to really get some help and get off that stuff. It's poison to these people! The stress certainly plays a big part in your pain.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibromyalgia. You will learn a lot there.
Also, be sure to read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm glad that you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Hello & Welcome Renee!!
I'm so glad you joined in!!
My ex-husband was an alcoholic. We were married for about 10 years. I know what you're going through and I can totally relate to the stress. Denise said alot of what I was going to say. Its a tough road and coupled with fibro its no pinic. I'll always love my ex, but we just couldn't live together anymore. My current husband's ex-wife was an alcoholic too. I think that's what brought us together. We knew what it was like in our past lives and we didn't want to ever live that way again. If you ever need to talk about it.. you will find you have very understanding people here. Another thing I did when I was going through what you are going through was go to Alanon meetings and went to their chat rooms. It really helped me learn to live with my ex and myself and understand what was going on in my life.
Yes, stress only makes fibro worse. Learning to de-stress is really hard. I'm still learning. We really try to help eachother when we're going through a really stressful time.. because we've all walked the walk (just like YOU said)
I'm glad you have a fibro group in your community. I wish we had one here.. but I live in a pretty rural part of the world. LOL, I'm the "leader type" so if I know me.. I'll get one started soon, now that the weather's breaking and we fibromites will feel safe and comfortable about getting out and about.
Again, I want to welcome you to the BEST forum on the internet. I know you'll find wonderful caring people here.. so feel free to post and share with these fine folks.