I've been to a few fibro and chronic pain support groups, and I can't take it. The older people look at me (I look young for my age) and they cry. And then I cry to see their pain and hope lost, and I just can't go back. A friend was telling me that she has a theory that fibro patients (and CFIDS) are highly sensitive, somewhat psychic or excessively empathetic people. I can see what she means. I'm passionate, and emotional, and can't watch the local news, and concerned about politics halfway around the world, deeply committed to animal and human welfare, and I get goosebumps about 20 times a day because of things that stir my heart and conscience. Would anyone else put themselves in this kind of category?