I am the same as you. I can handle the pain more than the fatigue. I was in bed for two years, it was awful.
I would accept this jesture of your husband's and use this time to get better and stronger. Talk to your doctor about
what you are going through and see if there is some kind of solution. I myself, take adderall for the fatigue. I must admit in the beginning it seemed to give me more energy as I have developed a tolerance to it, but it still helps, though I am not going to ask the doctor for more. I have been taking it for a few years now and have seen great improvement. Though not all fibromites agree with stimulants. There are also natural herbs and supplements that you can take to help you with energy. I am sure that somebody will post them. I do know of ginseng, ephedra and caffiene. But I prefer the adderal. It is a dextroaphetamine.
Being fatigued is so hard. You just barely have the energy to stand up. Trying to get out and walk helps that a lot. But you need to start off slowly. Just a few minutes a day. It gets the blood and oxygen going. I use to cross country ski, but haven't done it in years. Every year I have good intentions, but you know how that goes.
Are you getting enough sunlight? People in the wintery climates often suffer from SAD. And getting a light box can help to fight that. It might be something that you would like to talk about
. Also if you are feeling depressed, some antidepressants do help with fatigue. So that is another thing you might want to talk to your doctor about
. Depression alone can cause fatigue, also can cause pain too.
I hope that you feel better soon. Do take care, don't feel guilty about
your husband helping you out. But do take advantage of this time to try to get better.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies