I think i may have fibro and I feel lost
To make a long story short, I think I have fibromyalgia. I exhibit most of the symotoms, and whatever it is, my pain is really bad right now. The other night, my upper back and hips hurt so bad I ended up lying down on the wood floor trying to get comfortable and crying myself to sleep.
Im very tough, I don't complain about much, but I am starting to wonder how I am going to deal with this. I am fairly healthy otherwise. I jog on the treadmill, I even lift weights and so forth, but more often than not for the past year or so, my neck, spine, and muscles feel so painful, that I don't know what to do.
When I talk to my husband (who is very caring and understanding) about it, he just says "Well, you are 41, you are getting older..." But I want to scream to him that there is more to this than that. This is not just "getting older"....It hurts when I breathe deeply, when I sneeze, I have to stand up quickly and brace myself with my hands on my knees before it happens, or else it feels something is going to break in my back but the more I talk about the pain with him, the more I think he is thinking I am just a complainer or whining. This is the LAST thing I want to be thought of as.
Someone please help me, I am at my wits end, and I am not a person who can easily admit that. I am fearful to go to my doctor, because I am afraid he will not know what it is. Please help me. Im in tears now.