I am 19 and have had FM for 5 years now. I was just diagnosed in July of 2002. What do you do when your SO of 3 years gets mad about you missing work due to FM pain? I haven't been able to go to work for the past 3 weeks week one, I was able to go for 2 out of 5 days, but was in too much pain for the other 3. Week 2 I was in the hospital because of my depression over FM and not being able to find anything that works. Week 3 I was recovering from the therapy and trying to gain my sanity back. I am seeing my doctor every week, I don't have any health insurance, my meds are costing $350+ a month plus the $356+ a month for the appointments. On week 3 when I went for my weekly check-up, my doc and I agreed that I wasn't ready to go back to work yet, due to my mental state and the memory lapses that got worse with the new meds. My SO got so mad that he was yelling and screaming and breaking things just because I wasn't going back to work for another week. How do you deal with the stress of FM+depression+no support from your SO? It's had me in tears for the last week and a half. Later when I was able to talk to him, I explained that I wasn't ready to go back to work, he says that if I had just told him that, he would have been fine with it. Right, my doc says I'm not ready and he blows up, I say I'm not ready and he's ok? Something about that doesn't seem right. Anyway, I was so ready to get back to work today, but @ my weekly check up, I found out that I have some virus that's been going around (lightheadedness, hot & cold sweats, vertigo, nausea, etc) and I got some meds which were half doses. Doc says that if one pill doesn't take effect, to take the next one, but that he didn't want me to be too groggy. I take one, go to the gym and sit while my SO works out and wait for the meds to work. 30 mins later, nothing. I take the second one and decided to call work to let my boss know what was going on. She said that if I was sick, not to come in because I would put the rest of the office at risk. Guess what happened......SO blew up again. My question is: how do you get your SO to see that things happen, people get sick, FM makes it worse, and yelling and screaming doesn't do any good?