Pain of Fibro can be so bad, it's hard when people just do not understand. Please don't feel guilty about getting relief of pain. I take Perc's for break thru pain. I use to be on Lyrica too, it was great for a long time but then I needed a stronger dose, then I had issues and had to come off of it, but still even with that, there were days when I needed pain meds. And like others, without pain medication, I would not be able to function or hold my job. Find a good doctor who understands Fibro and make sure your parents hear what the doctor says also so they can get a better understanding!!