Hi, I am new on this board, and I have begun by reading all of the wonderful posts. It makes me feel so much better realizing I am not alone in my struggles. I am a single mom of 2 boys. I was diagnosed with FM a little over a year ago, but have been suffering with it for almost 16 years without a diagnosis. It has gotten considerably worse over the last year. When I first was diagnosed, I decided I was not going to let it take over my life. I enrolled in Cosmetology school in April, and am due to graduate in July or August this year. I have attempted to work part time, but it is just too much. I can only do one or the other. I got fired from my last job a week ago after having a horrible bout with FM. It has become so clear to me that I have to do something. All of my friends suggest that I file for Disability. Does anyone know if I can do that and continue to go to school? Even when I am not working making it to school is difficult all on its own. I just want to make a life for myself and my kids!! Any help?????