Hello everyone! I have observed the message board on occasion, but figureed it was time to finally post. I'm 32 and FM has affected my life for at least the last 6 or 7 years. I wnet through a litany of tests and many doctors about 4 or 5 years ago and they came up with no logical explanation. It wasn't until I did research of my own that I finally understood that it was FM. As a result of this experience I haven't seen a doctor since, but continue to suffer through chronic pain and fatigue (among other things). It is nice to see others who share the same kind of symptoms and that I can relate to. I guess what makes me different than most on here, however, is that I am a male. I used to be physical active prior to this, but have had to remove myself from virtually all my favorite activities. While I have learned to accept things in my life, I still wish I could function and perform daily activities with much less pain. Anyway, sorry for the rambling. I'm actually supposed to be applying for a job right now but the pain is so intense that I can't concentrate, so I figured I would speak with those who know.