my name is Debora and i am a mother of 2 daughters, 1 is- 13 and the older just turned 1. we live in rural NY. i have been living with fibromyalgia for 10+ years. thought i have learned a few tricks in making it more livable, i still struggle with it almost every day. i found that there is a fine line between to much and too little activity and if you fall short or long you pay for it. i also found that most doctors are clueless in treating it/ thankfuly i finally found a great one! i also discovered that there are no meds. that are going to take away all the pains and suffering, some help, for me Topamax and flexeril, and OTC Advil Liqui-Gels take the edge off. i think one of the best investments i made was a Memory Foam Mattress for my bed. there are no pressure points on my tender joints, muscles and bones, after the 1st night sleeping on it i woke without pain. i could not believe it, usially being in and getting out of bed wore the worst times of my day but to my suprise it was not!!!! - i highly recommend trying one. they can be a bit costly but well worth the investment. ...... i am looking for some info on fibro and lyme disease. i have just had lyme disease added to my diagnosis list and i was wondering if anyone else out there has both. i am in so much pain, my fatigue is so bad and nothing is helping- my sleep is so off- i go from sleeping all day to today being up all day and now it is 2:30 am and i just can't sleep. ... i realy thought i had things figured out with just the fibro, i leraned how to live with it. i accepted it for what it was and maid the most out of my life while liveing with it, but now i feel like i am starting all over. my big problem is the desired treatment for the lyme is antibiotics, the 1st one the dr. but my on made me even sicker, the 2nd one did not due to long tern former use when i had a severe long term infection. so the desired treatment is not an option. i am very frustrated and have 2 children depending on me for their care. any advice???