Hi, Everyone: I posted a couple of weeks ago about a research study I will be participating in for four days starting the day after Thanksgiving. It will be at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Well, tonight my husband and I are headed for Detroit to meet with Dr. Gillis (the head of the sleep research study). I imagine there will be papers to sign and more information to give me. I'm not sure, but I think starting tonight I have to give up all pain and sleep medications until I am done with the study. I really want to do this to hopefully help in the research to find a cure for fibromyalgia. Not only do I want to help myself, but others, too. But to be honest, I am really scared to be without medication, especially the pain medication. I am still trying to work full-time, but I know that without my medications it's going to be really hard. Fortunately, my husband is being real supportive of me right now. He is driving me to Detroit tonight. He knows the area better than me and after working all day, I am pretty tired. I can really use everyone's encouraging words and support right now. I'll let you know how the research study went when I am done (December 3 I will be released from the hospital). Thanks. Ellen P.S. This may sound like a dumb question, but what does LOL mean? I often see this in other people's posts along with DD (I figured out what that means!).