Even the most stoic person experiences a range of emotions with a chronic illness like fibromyalgia. You may feel sad, even depressed, over the chronic pain. You may be angry about being sick. And you may feel frustrated that you even have fibromyalgia if you've always tried to stay healthy. The key to handling emotions is to accept the way you feel, deal with the emotions, and then make sure that they don't interfere with your ability to take care of yourself.