Thanks for being so prompt. Here is what my mind understood from your response. You are struggling with a pain-causing condition, fibromyalgia, and a substance overabundance, (iron). The only medication you are taking for the pain is Neurontin aka Gabapentin. I think I might be doing more than just thinking about crying. I am so sorry for how it is right now. Connect's mission is to help you improve the quality of life.
Here I go with the questions….please share as you feel comfortable.
Have you asked your Mayo pain clinician about the use of medical cannabis? My own protocol allows for different types of discomfort from different nerves within the body. And yet…..the relief can be within 15-45 minutes and last for 3-4 hours.
Have you discussed your level of pain and what might be called pain fatigue with your husband? Our loved ones sometimes just don't know what to say or do. And men, in my experience, are Mr. Fixits. They want to find out what is wrong, what will fix it, and then wait for it to be over. When that doesn't work, they tend to feel helpless and sad.
Relationship issues can increase stress and anxiety as you mentioned. Anxiety leads to pain and on and on. Has anyone talked to you about anti-anxiety medications? That alone can reduce your pain level.
Can you remember the last time you were pain-free? Can you share with me what that felt like?
May you be safe and protected from inner and outer harm.