Hi, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in. You have gotten some good advice here but I did want to pop in and welcome you to this wonderful forum. We have terrific people that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too!
I stopped trying to get people to understand fibromyalgia. It was far too aggravating for me and caused me stress so I don't mention it. When I'm having a bad day and they see me moving very slowly, grimacing when getting out of a chair, or seeing me limp, they have to know something is wrong.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibromyalgia in there. There is one link called Doctors Respond to New York Times Article that has learned doctors explaining about fibro and how it affects people. That might help if you want to try that.
Meanwhile, read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. I'm glad you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 5/15/2009 9:09:39 AM (GMT-6)