Thanks Marlee, I needed that kind of advice, I think. For some reason I am driven to make others understand me (and not just the fibro), it's probably a psychological issue! I know, in my head, that it doesn't matter what people think, but my heart says otherwise.
And face it, it really does matter what my boss thinks because he holds the fate of my job in his hands, more or less. We just went through 2 very large down-sizings (read: layoffs) and I still have my job. There will be at least one more round this year. I need for him to understand that yes, I can still work, but also please understand it is a daily struggle, and I need him to give me a little leeway. I work extra hard on the days that I can. I think he knows it deep down but is getting pressure from his new boss, who is a total (I can't use the word here). Ever meet a female executive who acts like and thinks like a male executive? Not a pleasant experience. Sorry, off topic.
Fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction, Myofascial Pain Dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, hypothyroid, bruxism, endometriosis, medically induced menopause (everything removed!), major depression, going through a divorce to top it off!
Ultram, Soma, Ativan, Lyrica (on and off), Armour Thyroid, Famvir, can't tolerate SSRIs or NSRIs.