Can someone please explain how people end up being considered "disabled" due to Fibromyalgia? I have been having a hard time lately with my diagnosis. I understand that this is not supposed to be a progressive disease, but how do people go from being diagnosed to being disabled? In other words - in my case, I started out with aches and pains and eventually things got worse and keep getting worse. I am no longer able to vacuum or clean or move anything without severe debilitating back, leg and arm pain. This is not something I had when I was diagnosed. My legs hurt worse than they did at first, my arms and hands and feet hurt worse than they did at first. Is this how people become eligible for disability? I'm so confused about this and I am just trying to find some answers. It has been a little over 2 years since my diagnosis. Thank you.