I have been researching/studing fibromyalgia along with cfs, chronic pain, etc. What I have not only learned but experienced as well, getting these illness is not a choice, definitely don't ask for it. I have also learned although it's not all in the mind, once you change you mind set & your life style the possibilities are endless. Many people that don't understand what you go through with fibro, can't & never will unless they experience it. With fibro once you accept it, meaning you give in to it. The depression takes you and hopelessness because a deep mind set, your ability to fight it goes right out the window. It is not all in your mind. However, your mind set contributes to the sickness.
I'm sure if anyone with fibro is reading this your thoughts are I don't understand. Your wrong, for years I suffered from fibro, cfs, chronic pain, 2 herniated disc back, nerve pain, arthritis, knees, the list goes on. I know very well how "LOVED ONES" treat you when you are ill with fibro.