Well I know that you can't be sick of me, because I am not a martyr. Though there might be a couple of people who may be offended by your topic of your post. I am not one.
Fibro still gets the best of me. Even with medications that do help. It still sneaks up on me and raises it wicked head. I do agree that some people don't' have the pain others do, and there are some that have a high pain threshold, as I do. I can take a lot of pain. But should I have to? I can't on the other hand handle the fatigue. But then you get people who go to er even over a broken fingernail. Some just can't tolerate the pain at all. So everybody is different. And nobody really does know what the other has to endure with this darn disorder. So being we all have something in common, we still can't compare ourselves to eachother. Because we honestly don't know what the next person is feeling. We can't read their pain.
But we do know our own pain. We know our limitations. We know what we are stuck with for most likely the rest of our lives. So don't let these posts cause you to feel bad. I don't think anyone intended anybody else to feel defensive or hurt. Like you say, their pain might not be as bad as yours. They don't know, and neither do you. Therefore, we can't compair ones pain to anothers.
I am sorry that you have it so bad. I use to. I slept for two years. That is how I put it, I was in bed for two years listening to life go by through the bedroom window. I couldn't stand for any length of time. I had to lean on everything. I couldn't go anywhere, couldn't talk to people, too tired.
The doctor finally put me on adderall. It has saved me. I can get out of the house now and even go shopping by myself. So things are better than they were. Plus I got something for pain. That helps too. I still have pain, but nothing like I did before. I still can't work, I suffer from depression along with the fibro. But I am a lot better than I was.
Do you have any medications to help you? What is the norspan patch? Does it help with pain? It sounds like you could use something for fatigue too.
I guess I have rambled on enough. I hope that you feel better soon and that you stay feeling better.