Boy have I heard some of this before! Take into consideration that you don't really know or understand what or how a person with fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain is going thru! What not to say to someone with chronic pain!
Understanding invisible illnesses - such as lupus, rheumatoid-arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. Invisible illnesses are very difficult to not only explain but to live with. Hopefully this image can help clarify what is happening beneath the outward smiles.