WCC, I'm sorry that your husband is having trouble understanding. I told my hubby
that fibro was like having a total body sprain and that the meds I take only take the
edge off, that they haven't come up with a drug to make us pain free. He understands
what a sprain feels like because he has had sprains in the past.
Our pain level can change so quickly and that is also confusing to people who don't
have fibro. Be as open as you can about your feelings with him. My hubby used to think
if I didn't use the pain word I wasn't hurting. I told him that I hurt all the time and I
would let him know if there were things I couldn't do because of the pain. If there is
something he wanted to do and I can't participate I just say ...today is a bad day for
me. He now gets it.
Fibro is such a learning process for us and our families. Wishing you well!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements