Mominmich2: Print out the "Letter from Fibromyalgia, 3rd or 4th post on today's forum. It is so subjective. It might help. Also, although we may be toughing it out, trying to remain as functional as possible, dispite the pain and exhaustion, it is a reality that when mom is unhappy, everybody is unhappy. I take care of my aging Dad with Alzheimers, and sometimes when I hurt really bad, and he starts asking me all these questions, I can't respond. It is taking every shred of energy I can muster just to get the basics done, ie. cook, pay bills, housework, errands. I am short tempered sometimes. I know this and try to exit the situation when I feel really bad, b/c my Dad who is totally dependent on me for Everything, becomes very insecure when I can't respond, or can't solve a problem he's having. It probably feels like a threat to your husband that you are "pulling back" from him. Therefore he reacts with hostility, common when threatened. Occasionally, it helps to have a "Safe" word, one word that means "I love you to pieces, however, I am in pain and need a little time-out." Good luck. You and he must have something significant if you've been together for fifteen years. Don't however, accept the abuse. A wise lady told me "you get what you'll settle for".
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.