Hi, I have RSD (Reflux Sympathetic Dystrophy) since 1976 and afterwards developed FM and RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I had to stop working the end of last May because the pain was too much. I have a high pain threshold but reached my limit. I had, besides my primary physician) a neurologist who was also a patient advocate who turned out to be no help at all. He refused to let me go on disability for the RSD because I refused to submit to all the treatments and heavy drugs he insisted I had to try. However, since practically everyone on my RSD support group got way worse from the treatments and drugs I refused to take that route. I wanted to stop work so my symptoms wouldn't get worse...I wasn't about to deliberatly make myself worse in order to stop working. If I've learned anything, it is that you don't mess with RSD. Anyway, my kids said,"Mom, just quit. You've taken care of us, it's our turn now to take care of you." (I am blessed with great kids). So that's what I did. Switched everything over to their name, got rid of my car. And there went my health insurance too (groan). I want to learn more about FM now that I have the time. My RSD was always the worst so I concentrated on that. Now that I'm home I want to find out all I can about FM. Thank you for letting me join your family.