Hazelmist, welcome to our family. I'm a recovering perfectionist. I'm also the one that takes on everyone's problems. Don't know why I'm the way I am but I seem to feel things deeper than most people and I also have to try and fix everything for everyone. And Lord knows my family gives me plenty to try and fix. I really believe the person I am is the cause of my fibro.
I was lucky enough to have raised my three sons before fibro. I was dxd five years ago and my family is getting it. My DH is a great help to me. I didn't think my sons and DILs got it but I got a good lecture from one of my DILs this week over stressing which surprised me cause she knows more about fibro than I thought she did. Give your family time and educate them.
As far as friends, I've lost a lot of them. But if people really love you they will educate themselves on fibro and they will stick by you.
Read as much as you can, ask questions and vent when you need to, we will be here for you.
luv and hugs
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