Feeling Misunderstood and Fibro

Posted on March 12, 2018

Close family and friends stop believing when we say we are sick or start downplaying our symptoms. The most common frustration is feeling misunderstood when we say, "Fibromyalgia is an exhausting, life-altering condition." Finding solace with those who understand what we are going through is best done alongside others with fibro.

On MyFibroTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with fibro, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Feeling misunderstood on what it's like to live with fibromyalgia is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about feeling misunderstood:

Are there any good resources to help my partner understand how fibro affects me?

How do you explain to someone without fibro why we feel such intense pain?

How would you describe your fatigue to a non-fibro sufferer?

Here are some conversations about feeling misunderstood:

Feeling really low as my husband is failing to understand how I'm feeling.

Close family can be the toughest critics. They sometimes take your exhaustion for pure laziness.

A lot of times I feel no one at home even my husband of 16 years understands.

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyFibroTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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A MyFibroTeam Member said:

That is an SSRI. SSRIs are common, but they have to be suited to each of us. The doctors tried several on me before finding the one that didn't have… read more

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