I have been dealing with this off and on for over a year and just now and really trying to come to grips with it after an official diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I am in tears everyday mourning the loss of what I thought my life would be. I am only 37 years old and a year away from finally finishing my PhD in ecology. I am not sure I will be able to finish at this point. My husband and I have loads of debt and I don't think I would qualify for any diability since I have never worked a higher paying jobs (did alot of internships and so forth before going back to school for my master's). I have two young children ages 4 and 6 and have barely been able to participate in their lives that past year. I just am so depressed on top of the aches and pains and nausea. I am already on Pristqu and Wellbutrin, but still can't get past feeling so hopeless. This flair I am having now is the worst one yet, I can barely walk. I just needed to vent to people who understand and ask for any tips on how to cope when you feel like your world is caving in?