Hi, I'm new to this page & also after years of visiting specialists, doctors & being poked & prodded, ive just in the last 6 months been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I'm only 20 & currently in university in my third year training to be a mental health nurse. However, as you all will know and understand just how hard it is to get out of bed some days due to aches, pains, migraines, stomach aches & fatigue (etc the list goes on), I've been missing quite a lot of uni, now I have a wonderful tutor who has supported my needs to be off & helps me catch up in my spare time BUT the problem actually being my partner. I need some advice on how to try and get my boyfriend to understand, I sometimes feel he just thinks I'm being lazy or can't be bothered going in when In fact that's not the case at all, how on earth can I explain to him what it's really like? I tried the spoon theory but that didn't help to explain the pain I feel just the fatigue. PLEASE HELP
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