In the last couple of years the FM symptoms have been getting worse and worse. I quit my job in Feb 2005 because it was just too stressful and pain was increasing. Shortly after that my husband was fired from a very good job and we had to move since we were renting from his employer. Since then he has worked a variety of low paying, short term jobs until last October when he just decided to stop working and not bother to look for another job. (Don't ask me, I don't know what's up with him either.) When we moved here in April 2005 I started working at home doing general transcription online. But since he hasn't been working I am the sole support of the household and have been working 50 to 65 hours a week. Work was slow over the winter which meant that while I was logged on to the work site I was sitting and waiting for work. When I am scheduled to work I have to be near to the computer to be able to accept any work that comes in as we only have 60 seconds to accept a job before it's sent to someone else and we don't get paid unless we type jobs (waiting is not paid for). I simply can't sit near the computer, whether working or waiting, for 65 hours a week any more. It's killing me! My house is a mess. I never go anywhere, even the store, since we no longer have a car and no one is up when I get off work at 9:00 pm or later to take me. I've missed work quite a bit lately as I've been hurting so badly or just so exhausted that I've slept 18 hours straight. Then other nights I can't sleep at all. I want to apply for disability but I don't know how to go about it and not sure I would qualify since I am currently scheduling myself up to 65 hours a week. My pay varies but is more than $700 a month. The thing is, I work this much out of necessity. I have to pay the bills and the rent and buy food and working this many hours is the only way to do this. But it's killing me! At this point, if I didn't have to in order to survive, I don't think I could manage even 20 hours a week. I just don't know what to do anymore and I hurt so bad I can't think. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.