I have had chronic pain for most of my life however I was just recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia after a "mini stroke" (I'm 28). I am a stay at home mother however it is a decision my husband and I both came to. I am currently having a particularly bad flare and as usual my husband refuses to take even just the day off. He recently started a new job which I understand yet this is not the first flare or first let down. No one in my life seems to care that I have fibro (or even believe in it for that matter) therefore he especially treats me as if my flares are a burden and the chronic pain is an exaggeration. I am left to try and care for an 8 yr old and a 15 month old, run the errands, cook supper, do laundry, straighten up all while in the middlflare. Today has been a particularly bad day I suppose due to the season change and despite my husband being fully aware that stress worsens the symptoms, it has been the usual fight all day of how "he can't just leave work every time I don't feel good". My flare has been active now for almost 24 hrs and between the pain and the stress I feel so helpless and alone. I am beyond exhausted and am having trouble simply moving from room to room. It's very difficult to not lose hope right this moment.