Rebecca - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
I have Fibromyalgia and it has hit me so hard. Well, I have a friend at work who says she has FM also. Mine seems much worse. I take meds, do therapy, have a TENS unit and yet still am barely able to work about 5-8 hours a week. She does not take meds, or do anything else for her pain (except for some Tylenol) and yet she works 40-50 hours a week. She keeps saying that the reason I do not work as much is that I do not HAVE TO because I am married. She HAS to work because she is the main breadwinner in her home. I need to work 40 hours but really can't! She doesn't understand this. She thinks that I am just lazy or something because I can "afford" to. I really can't afford it. Does anybody else deal with this type of judging from others who "should" be more supportive since they have pain to?