Hello all fibro friendly friends!! Well, I've just bought Dr. Amands "new" book ((because I had and tried the old one!!)))...anyway.... I REALLY want to try this but REALLY, REALLY need help!! Does ANYONE here know of ANY Dr. in Illinois who does this protocol?? I can follow book, and I can give up ANYHING to be pain free.........ex:make-up, meds etc....)) But I'm having probs understanding the map thing. I hurt EVERYWHERE and was just wondering what it meant about bumps and lumps?? I mean how can one tell if it's the normal fibro pains (which are bad in of itself)....once in a blue moon, I have a day where my pain may only be a 3 or 4. Sometimes I wake up pain not to bad, but as day goes it truly intensifies. I'm 48, married 3 sons and one new grandaughter((9 months)).....this all happened after a severe fall in year 2000. Like the rest of you, life has been a roller coaster and I HATE rolller coasters. I don't take ANY meds except to sleep.......I have a bad liver and really shouldn't even take that!! But I have to sleep. My hair loss is unbelievable but I CAN'T give up sleep meds. I see Guai has helped many. I tried the website and couldn't get in. : ( Is there anyone here who could help me?