This is not 100% topic related, but it does relate. I have a family get together this weekend. They do not believe I have FM and don't want to hear me talk about it. I was also instructed to take my medications in private because "we don't want the kids to think that when you grow up you take pills for everything". I do NOT want to go to this or any family gathering (including holidays), and there are other reasons besides my illness, but for the sake of the board I won't get into all of that. I was told a week ago that this gathering was coming up and I immediately started feeling sick, anxious, angry, depressed, all of the above. I'm having trouble sleeping and eating. I seriously do not want to go. OF NOTE - I HAVE FELT LIKE THIS WHEN IT COMES TO MY FAMILY FOR A WHILE NOW - AND I GET THESE SYMPTOMS EVERYTIME. I'm afraid when I'm there this weekend, I won't be able to contain myself. I'm afraid I will fly off into a rage (I did a little the last time I was there). I'm sure most of you will say DON'T GO - but does anyone have any advice on how to handle things if I do?