I havent posted here in a while - as I have been feeling really good. I was diagnosed with FM at about 36/37 - I am 43 now. It was a long haul. My friends seem to think the reason I am feeling better - is because I got a dog - a lhasa apso. It is a relatively small dog, about 15 pounds, which is much easier for me to take care of. Not to mention, she was 8 years old when I got her, so she doesn’t require a lot of exercise/playing. I do, however, need to take her for walks, and I do need to provide her with attention, obviously. I have gotten our walks up to 1 mile a day! For me - that is a HUGE success!! In the meantime, I have STOPPED taking narcotics (drug free over a month now). I also have been able to quit taking my sleeping aid AND acid reflux medications. I am now down to Lyrica (free through Pfizer) and Prozac ($4.00 at the local store). This is saving me a small fortune - to the tune of almost $100.00 a month (I do not have medical insurance). I'm suggesting - for those of you who can do it - get a small dog. She has provided me with more than I provide her…I'm sure!