Hi, Bay, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined it! Many have spouses that have a hard time "getting it". We look fine to them. We don't have a cold or the flu, haven't been in an accident, etc. It just doesn't make sense to them. Well, guess what? It doesn't make sense to us either! It doesn't make sense to the doctors that are trying to figure this illness out! So, do have some patience with him.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. Please, really do read it. It is filled with a lot of good information about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot there. I compiled that so people would have access to the important info and I do direct newbies to that thread whenever I greet them.
In Fibro 101, there are a couple of links that really might help your hubby understand what you are going through. One is called Doctors Respond to New York Times Article. The other is called A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. I would print these out and have him read this. This illness is recognized by the American Medical Association, the Americal College of Rheumatology, the National Institute of Health, and the World Health Organization to name a few! This illness is real and is NOT all in our heads. So perhaps these links will help educate him.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7