I don't know how many people here still work full time or not, but I've found FM to be a full time job in itself. How many of us spend hours, days - even years trying to figure out what we can do to get rid of this 'thing' once and for all! We experiment with so many different drugs and try to find ones that even barely just help us get through our days and sleep through our nights. We try alternative meds, because we can't deal with the side effects of these drugs. We try alternative practices such as acupuncture, massage and chiropractic. We spend hours researching things that we can try. We try different doctors, just to see if they may have a better approach than our current one. We go to psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. because this is so emotionally draining and depressing. We find support groups to help us know that we are not alone in our pain and frustration and recommend what may work for them. We try to convince other people that we are not just being lazy and we even do things that hurt even more, just because we don't want people to 'label' us. Then even this backfires, because they don't understand why we can't do it all the time, so while we are trying to feel and act normal, we are setting the stage for others to question us. Obviously, if we could find something that could work for us full time, we could become fully functional and not have to spend what energy we do have just trying to deal with it! We're running here and running there and we can't even run! I don't know about anyone else - but this is a full time job in itself for me. How do we ever have time for anything else and yet some of us STILL try to do all this PLUS lead a full, busy life. All I can say is IT'S EXHAUSTING!