Hi, I am new here. I have done some reading on the net about how many people with Fibromyalgia had a tramatic childhood. Does anyone have any theories about that? Has it been your experience more often than not that people with Fibromyalgia have had a traumatic childhood? Also, do y'all seem to notice some Epstein-Barr Virus connection? Have many of you had a bad bout of Mononucleosis ever? Finally, does it seem like getting a good night's sleep really helps the pain and fatigue? My doctor was telling me that normal people who are sleep-deprived hurt and feel fatigued just like people with Fibromyalgia. He says that many Fibro sufferers sleep and often sleep a lot, but it is non-productive. Has anyone noticed a change in their fatigue level or pain level after taking sleeping meds? My worst problem is fatigue. I hurt all day, every day, but it's the fatigue that kills me. I got back from the pharmacy with three prescriptions all of which cause drowsiness. I don't need help feeling drowsy. I do very well with that on my own. If anyone has any encouraging advice, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.