I finally did get a firm diagnosis of fibromyalgia from a highly respected rheumatologist in January. It took awhile to get the diagnosis, but I actually feel better since I got the diagnosis because I know what I'm dealing with. The rheumy felt the onset of fibro was due to an emotional/physical trauma I suffered in the Fall of 2005. I did keep a timeline of all the vague symptoms I had been suffering from--for example, I never thought the dry-eye I suffered from last summer and the burning irritated skin around my eyes was part of the flare. I have adapted to the exercise regimen that the rheumy wants me to follow and it is definitely helping because my sleep pattern has been restored. He also gave me dietary restrictions--absolutely no red meat, among others. I am not taking any medication except for b6/magnesium. I am also very conscious of pulling back and resting when I get that extreme "Dorothy in the poppy fields" tired feeling, sitting down with my feet up for 20 minutes or so. All that being said, I am very apprehensive about a 5 hour car trip that I have to make at the end of the month. We will be returning the very next day, so that's roughly 10+ hours of car travel in a 24 hour period. This trip can't be avoided and has to be done this way. The last time I made this trip, it set off a really bad flare, SO PLEASE, everybody, post suggestions for me for this car trip. Thanks.