Hey I posted my first message on another topic but I guess I should introduce myself officialy.Ive been posting on the depression forum for a while now.It seems I was hit with a double whammy--lucky me! Anyways Im a 26 year old female and have been diagnosed with FMS at 18. I remember when I was first diagnosed I was put on some meds one was Ralafen I believe?The other I cant remember.Well it didnt work and it gave me horrible spasms. I also tried some alternative remedies but failed. I find the mornings the hardest.Intense pain and fatigue and I dont want to get up!But the longer I stay in bed the more painful it is.I find I feel best when Im moving but Im so tired at the same time....Its a viscous cycle! There are people in my family that just dont understand they think because Im young that I shouldnt be sick.Y'know I feel like Im 86 not 26!They say I dont look sick but what can you do?You have to live with it.just because Im trying to function doesnt mean Im not sick.You just have to go on.I look at other people my age so healthy and vibrant and I feel like a piece of crap.I feel left out. Sorry if Im complaining but I needed to vent!