I came across this great image on Pinterest (pinned by Rhonda Moss).
It is truly fascinating to me that there are some people who do not understand that fibromyalgia is a chronic illness, i.e. lifelong…no end in sight…you have to live with it, etc., etc.
At the same time, it is important that we, who have FMS, do not become overly frustrated with such questions. In my opinion, they stem from feelings of helplessness. It is not easy to watch someone close to you (or not) go through such a difficult time. In this era of information overload and quick-fix, I think that we have come to believe that everything has to have a readily understandable explanation and an easy method of resolution–unfortunately, it is not so simple with FMS.
So, to everyone who asks such a question: No, we’re not better yet. No, we don’t know when we will be. 🙂