Hello everyone! I have been diagnosed with Fibro on top of severe arthritis one year ago. I have had the symptons for so many years that I thought all my pain was because of the the field I have worked in for 30 yrs. I can't stress the importance of being diagnosed by a rhumetologist(sp?) It appears GP's don't give Fibro. much weight. Thank God for my Dr. He diagnosed me within four minutes. I am so glad to have found this message board (it took me a long time to figure out how to log on but I did it. I am on an anti depressent (Wellbutrin) But some days, especially on "fibro fog days" I feel so sad. My husband is very supportive but we now work opposite shifts so I am alone alot. Not a good thing some days. Now if I could get the rest of my relatives to understand the extent of fibro and arthritis together they might cut me some slack about my lack of energy to go visiting or to come outside to play with nieces and nephews. Any suggestions? Soft and gentle fibro hugs to you all. It is so validating to read all of your messages. What a kind group of people. I look forward to being with you all from now on. Thanks for listening. It helps.