I've had this fibro thing - I think I have it (how does anyone know for sure?) - for a couple of years. I was diagnosed with RA four years ago and now the rheumatologist thinks I have fibro as well. I feel so bad reading that some of you are very young and have this problem. I have only my husband and cats, and he does everything for me (and them) when I'm sick, which has been pretty often lately. I don't know how those of you with children manage. Mine are all grown but I remember how it was! My doctor is very, very good with meds so I don't have that problem. I have Percocet whenever I need it, which is more and more often. Let's see, no small children, a doting husband, meds if I want them - sounds like I don't have much to complain about! So I'm sorry to whine, but, I'm still miserable. It's hard to say how much is RA and how much is fibro. None of the current RA wonder drugs work for me. I've tried them all. What can be done for fibro? I can't take things like Cymbalta because they make me very nervous. Maybe I'm just allergic to cats! lol Oh, almost forgot (I'd like to forget) - my age. I'm almost sixty, next month. And my hubby is 47. We've been married nineteen years. He is my children's stepdad. We are both artist and he also has a regular job (as my mom used to say, a "real job"). That is probably my whole life in a nutshell. Thanks for listening!