My husband and youngest daughter are my support network. They were there from the beginning, before and after the diagnosis, listening to me complain/cry daily about the pain and fatigue. Both help with housework, yard work and just listening as I forge a positive pathway into this new lifestyle.
Don't let one person decide everything.
It took me nine months to finally accept and act on my "new lifestyle".
Education, education, education. First, learn about Fibromyalgia until your eyes bleed and your brain fries. Second, with the same tenacity, learn about YOUR body and how it functions for YOU. Third, learn how pain medication and herbal remedies work within the body. Many times medication/supplements only "take the edge off" any level of pain. OWN your medical care and your body; don't let one person decide everything regarding treatment.
I'm an identical twin, and my sister suffers none of my medical issues. However, my mother is a cervical/uterine cancer survivor and suffered with hypothyroidism. As of today she manages RA and Fibromyalgia while enduring breast cancer. Other medical conditions I've dealt with in my life: PCOS, Hypothyroidism and Pre-Diabetes.