I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. My closest friend of 25 years just sent me the meanest email after I sent her a copy of information from Fibromyalgia Network, talking about friends' support. She has made comments about my lack of tolerance for loud noise, cold, etc. that were hurtful, so I wanted to "educate" her. Well, she informed me that she didn't want this information, that I shouldn't dwell on this because it makes things worse (I am active and never even think about it-only with her because of the way she treated me!) and that everyone has aches and pains when they get older (we're in our 50's). I felt belittled, thoroughly chastised, and almost ashamed. I haven't spoken with her since. How can people you love be so cruel? I'm feel sick that this friendship has been ruined. What about you guys? What have you encountered with others about your illness? Thanks for listening!