For the past two years I have been fleeing from the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. I've been to several neurologists and rheumetologists, a pain doctor and of course, my family doctor (countless times). I can't get my head around the fact that I have such intense pain but there is no tangible way to stop it. I get sick almost once each month, and it's never for just a day. I was recently "downsized" but I'm sure a good part of me losing the job were my absences. Like I told my boss, I'm not looking for another job or out fishing - I'm sick! But if you don't have fibro, you can't possibly understand how a person can be sick so often. I was reading through the message board and found relief to see others who's hypoglycemia is difficult to manage. I have been hit with it several times out of the blue and nearly flipped out trying to find food to stabilize my condition. I'm currently interviewing for 2 jobs that I would love to have. Both would help me make the career move that I'm dying to make -- but I am scared to death. Mornings are horrible and often require pain medicine before I can stand for any period of time. As many of you posted, I also need a nap in the afternoon if I hope to keep any mental clarity. I will continue to read the postings and try things that have worked for others. I didn't realize that fibro can worsen over time but mine has. It has crippled much of what I enjoy doing though I fight through so I can do fun things with my son. The only drawback is that I desperately wish I had a walker or cane about half way through our adventure. I certainly know I'm no different than any other fibro sufferer. But I really want to scream in the middle of a crowded room - "I'M SICK, NOW MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!" Whoever started this website - Thank you. It's very important not to be alone in this illness.