I was just told I have FM. I had a friend a few years ago who had it, but I never felt comfortable enough with her to ask her what it was. When my doctor suggested he thought that was what was wrong with me (after years of hearing other doctors say it was all in my head), I did some research online. It explained sooooo much! I had almost all of the symptoms, and made me realize I wasn't totally insane. Anyway... Some of the sites I was reading said that FM doesn't get worse over time. Is that true? My symptoms seem to have gotten worse over the years...that's why I finally talked to this doctor about them. I know they say it doesn't deteriorate the joints, muscles, and such, but do the symtoms get worse at times over the years?