Yesterday, I ran into an aquaintance that was introduced to me through a friend. She is a fibromite and a lupie. We talked a few minutes and she said...I know you know what it is like...wish my family did.
Unless people are living it we can't expect them to really know what we live with. We can hope that they are supportive, caring and willing to accept us as we are. We also have to remember that this affects our loved ones too...they are dealing with changes and it is an adjustment for them also. Being open and honest about how fibro does affect you both emotionally and physically helps. Express yourself in terms of what you need.
If your family and friends see you doing what you can do to help yourself and trying to stay positive, it makes it easier for them to be supportive.
Glad that the fibro family exists...you all get it !!!