when my rheumy diagnosed me with it, had a hard time accepting the diagnosis cuz for a 10 yrs kept getting told I just hard osteo arthritis. after x-rays, no arthritis. So I am happy knowing for sure what's going on, but took me 3 yrs to come to accepting fibro being with me til the end.
For me it was hard I was grieving for a loss while diagnosed with fibro so I had a really tough first 2 years. Suddenly I found myself constantly at my primary docs office, with my Pshyc, the dermatologist, rheumatologist, picking up medicine after medicine, was on disability, found myself self injecting humira, and all the while I had relatives telling me to shake it off but it just wasnt that easy. I fell into a major depression, I lost my job of 9 years, and everything just went down hill from there. Now I'm I'm good terms with my diagnoses and I am in a better mental state of mind to deal with it. It took me almost 3 years to accept it and now I'm just rolling with the punches and dealing with one day at a time.
I was just glad to have a name to my illness, but accepting it was hard over the last couple of years, especially as I had to stop working last year. I remind myself that when taking my meds, I feel well and that's all I need. Also having an understanding and caring Doctor helps.
It has taken me almost almost 4 year's to accept the diagnosis.