Family understanding and acceptance, ie..no I am not lazy, stop calling me a weakling.
I have been suffering for years in silence and unsure what was really wrong with me. I turned to drugs and alcohol at one point neither of which helped. They only masked the problems. Finally after getting clean and feeling physically worse I had tests and blood work (enough blood to fill half the blood bank I think) and have been diagnosed with Fibro (not sure of correct spelling) After seeing what was written here on the difference between Fibro and CFS I believe I have both. In any case, my family has no clue and I get called names told I am lazy, etc... it is very exhausting dealing with them. I am relieved to finally put a name on what I have been feeling but I feel very alone and still feel like it's all in my head, like they think, even though I know better. Well this is my first group outing lol so excuse me for being long winded. Hope I did this right. Thanks for letting me share with Ya'll.