FM is hard enough to deal with when it comes to physical pain. But, when you add fibro fog to it, and mention it, it is easy to be laughed at and this hurts. My short term memory can get so bad at times, and concentration can become almost too horrible to bear. I am a secretary/receptionist. I am so tired of the pressure of rushing all the time. I can't help it that I've slowed down a lot. It seems like I move slower, it takes longer to think things out clearly, and at times I feel like no one really believes me at my job. I feel like I'm letting my supervisor and co-workers down, and yet I don't want to quit working and getting disability even if I could do that. The "invisibleness" of FM makes it seem that only those close to you even have an inkling what I'm going through. I am just not being taken seriously by my supervisor or co-workers. In fact, one co-worker is constantly telling me what to do, how to do, always thinking that she's right and I'm wrong. This only brings me down more. Many days I leave work feeling really down on myself. There are times at work when I might have forgotten something or made a mistake somewhere where I shouldn't. Then all I want to do is cry, but I know I can't do that. It seems that everything that's wrong with me - FM, anxiety, depression, memory lapses and concentration difficulties are complely misunderstood by others. I am made to feel inadequate, lazy, crazy, and not seriousl about my work. I am a very diligent worker but I tend to feel that I'm not as fast as the other secretaries. But up until now, I have rarely made a "typo" on my work. I pride myself in my work ethic and my invisible symptoms just drag me down...... Any advice on dealing with what I've described? I work full time (have to for financial reasons)and it's just getting harder and harder to continue this way. When I get home from work, it's almost 6PM and I'm just too tired sometimes to prepare my dinner.