Hi everyone,does anyone else feel totally drained by relationships? I'm finding the only energy I have is for my kids and my dogs,anything else seems too much for me. I can't seem to cope with my friends problems anymore as it makes me even more unwell. I'm so sad as I don't want to loose my friends but even talking on the telephone totally drains me and a couple of weeks ago I tried helping my friend who also has fibro to get to hospital and also the doctors. She was really poorly and although I wanted to help and did help ive just lost all my energy and am feeling pretty poorly. It's not just down to her I've got other things going on(noisy neighbours).
It's like with this illness you have to prioritise on what you use your energy on and after 4 years of having fibro I'm really starting to see the reality. My kids have got to come first. Trouble is I have no other family nearby and it can get very lonely sometimes but I just don't feel able to take on anyone else's problems. I'm very empathic and my body seems to take on everyone else's pain. I just feel so bad about it all.