Do any of you feel so different from your co-workers? I am 40 years old, work only part time at a local hospital in the medical records department. I'm not married, have no children, and live at home with my parents because I can not afford to live on my owen. I have fibro, TMJ, migraine headaches, bulging disks, you name it. My job is physically and mentally demanding and then I come home to elderly parents with their own problems. I try not to talk about my home life and obviously, not my health to anyone at work. I feel so isolated at time, even though I try to have a sence of humor and do the best I can. I just feel so out of place when I hear the girls in the office have so much more of a life then I do. I'm trying hard not to feel sorry for myself, but it's so difficult at times. Even the older women who work there seem to have better energy and a better memory than I do. This had been weighing on me heavily for the past year or so, I haven't even been on these boards as often as I used to because of fatigue. I currently do not have a good doctor. When I was going to the doctors, they just made me worse. They would patronize me and make me feel like all they could give me were antidepressants, pain pills or muscle relaxers. All three of these drugs did SO MUCH MORE HARM to me than not taking anything at all. I wish I could quit my job, (or find a GOOD MAN) I'm just tired of hearing about the girls at work who have good health, or nice homes, or children or just a normal life, or at least what I perceive as a normal life. Does anyone else feel this way? I do have some good friends that I hold on too, my parents can be great, and my sister and young nephew is a God send to me. I try to hold on to these things to try and feel normal with my life. Sorry this post is so long, just had to vent. Hugs to all of you, Chelz.