Hi there Beleiver.. Welcome!
I'm a newly dx'd fibro patient, even though I know I've been a victim of this syndrome most of my adult life. Ahh denial, yes, I'm still there. I tried walking it off (thought I was doing a great job of it,too) Until one day last Nov. when I wound up in the hospital, having a major meltdown, chest pain (thought I was having a heart attack), barely able to make it through the day for a few months. I gave up my high profile job, because I couldn't keep working in an high stress position that required me to work about 60-70 hours a week. I finally gave in a got diagnosed, last week. Anyway I fought this thing until I couldn't fight it anymore. Now I have to accept it and figure out what I can and should do now. The hardest thing is accepting that this is the way it will be for the rest of my life.
I agree with Rich, part of acceptance is denial. I have been in denial for at least 10 years.
Maybe you should do a little research on the subject and show your finding to your folks. Let them know this isn't something that can be cured, whether its via herbs or regular meds. We're all different with this illness and researchers are trying to find the right meds to help us.
Hope that helped a little, we're here for you whenever you need us.
Wishing you a painfree day!
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
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