Hi I'm new and sure would like some input. Boy where do I start? I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia less than 6 months ago. Before the diagnoses I had other health issues and tried getting Social Security disability. They denied me. So I will start from the beginning. I had a car accident in 2002 and got whiplash. My neck was already messed up. I have degenerative disk disease. Other health issues are depression, hiatal hernia, allergies (hives), obesity, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea, eczema. I've always worked hard and am not a lazy person. What's bothered me most is, I was working retail as a cashier and bagger. My legs were killing me. Even though I used my c-pap for the apnea I was still exhausted and getting more so. I was falling asleep on the road. I went to a sleep specialist and he told me I jerk all over my whole body and it does not fit the profile of restless leg syndrome. He's not sure what it is. So I got zero help there. He gave me temazapam for it and it really does not help much. I was on a leave from work for a year. The leg pain continued and got worse when I was on my leave from work. Now that a year is up I had to quit my job and I haven't worked now for over a year. I'm 44 (soon to be 45) years old and I feel 100. My weight has ballooned up to over 300. My legs kill me more now than ever and my feet and ankles are swollen. I took a test and was told I have carpal tunnel in both wrists. The pain in my body and joints is so bad I'm on methodone. The stress from me not working is horrible. My husband works part time and is disabled himself. He gets RSDI from Social Security (which is not enough for anyone to live off of) and he's allowed to work p/t. His legs have been bothering him (cellulitis chronically) and he ends up in and out of the hospital. So I've got the stress of my husband's illnesses and the financial end of it plus my health issues. I was forced to quit my job because I can no longer stand on my feet and work. I was told I could get a sit down job (by SSA) and I told them I am very tired from the fibro and the methodone for pain about knocks me out. I can barely get in and out of my bathtub because of the pain. What concerns me is the chronic jerking. I have this even when I'm awake. My limbs jerk like my legs or feet or hands. That is freaking me out! My sleep is still really bad. I wake up constantly throughout the night and feel like hell in the a.m. Anyhow..anybody that is going thru a similar thing I would sure like to talk with you, even in private. I applied for disability again stating I have a new diagnoses (the fibro) and the pain in my body. I don't know what is going to happen. Is anyone here on disability and how many times did you have to apply or did you have to go to court to get it? Or did you get an attorney to help? My husband moans and groans everytime I do. He's like a baby. When I hurt he says oh I hurt too. He won't help me do anything and it makes me mad. Thanks for listening. I hope to make some good friends so we can share and help each other with all this.