Hi fmmom and welcome. I too went it alone without anyone to talk to about fibro for several years before I found my Fingertip family here and now I don't know what I would do without them. Fibro is wacky, I don't understand my body so I don't expect normals to understand it. Some times I can pinpoint what causes a flare and other times I don't have a clue, maybe it's the way the planets are aligned. I can't say I have had a break from fibro since it all started, I have good days and even weeks but the pain and fatigue is always there. Right now my neck is messed up again and the only thing I can relate it to is a new pillow I bought a week or so ago.
Having fibro is lonely cause no one has a clue what we go through each and everyday. Unless you want to complain all the time about how you feel and have normals think you are whinning about nothing we suffer in silence. There are certain diseases that bring fear to the general public like heart attacks, cancer, MS, RA and even some spinal issues but fibro is foreign to them and they have no idea how we suffer. But we always have each other to bring our problems to and for that I'm thankful.
luv and hugs
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