Welcome! You will find many friends here and everyone knows just what you are going through.
I am 58 years old. I was diagnosed with FM over 20 years ago and for the most part, have managed it pretty well. I've tried many approaches to feeling better including acupunture, Chinese medicine therapy, physical therapy, massage, supplements and prescription medication including narcotics. Thankfully, I am not one to abuse narcotics and they have helped me more than just about anything else. The fatigue issue is another story. I left the position I held for many years and began working from home so that I can rest when I need to.
My husband works full time and I too only spend a couple of hours with him in the evening. I really enjoy that time with him and love him dearly. Sadly, I feel he really doesn't understand what I go through, the pain and fatigue. I've pretty much given up trying to get him to understand and just try to deal with it myself, and of course, coming here where others do understand.
Please post often! You are not alone, my friend, not here!
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
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