Hi, im Sarah. Ive been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. im turning 18 on the 8th, even though it feels like im turning 80 the doctor said its unusal for someone as young as me to have FM, but my dad has had it since before it had a name. so i geuss its not that unusual. Every day is a struggle, its just imposible to get up for school in the morning. im going to only one class for the whole day, thats about all i can handle. and i rue the days i have to walk home from school. of course with this thing i have its practicly impossible to have much of a social life. theres not realy much to do out here that doesnt include some sort of physical activity. on new years eve my friends dragged me out to a dance, i couldnt move for two days after... of course the lack of social contact leads to some Depression, wich doesnt help... When i was younger, i used to have spells where i felt terible for a few days then i was fine for another few days, then in fall of 2001, it started to get realy bad and it never went away, that was when i was diagnosed with FM and its just got worse since then, painkillers are the only way to help, but sometimes eventhough those dont work either. well thanks for listening to my complaining.