Here I am barely 2 weeks after diagnoses and am having real trouble trying to explain that I have fibro. When I do tell them I get a sad ( not compassionate) look from many of them and I feel very uncomfortable and embarrassed. I feel that most of them see fibro as some airy fairy illness - not like arthritis ( which I also do have) or rheumatism, something that can be tested or scanned for. Trouble is, I am now doubting myself, I won't even take my tramadol as I should - thinking that the pain will go away if I convince myself and that it is just a by product of my mental health problems!!! But the pain never does go, just gets worse to the point of barely not being able to move or breath without excruciating pain. It doesn't help when my care coordinator told me that a friend of hers was diagnosed with fibro and they had an injection and they are as right as nine pence now - I have looked everywhere for this miracle hypo but couldn't find anything!!!! So here I am with someone who is 'supposed' to be helping me with my mental health making me feel like ***t.