Hello everyone! I am fairly new to this board, but I have had fibromyalgia for about 11 years. I had a REALLY bad attack last night. It just struck me this morning how funny our lives are. The pain is always there...it's just how bad it is. It's become more and more difficult in the past few months. I work full time and even though I'm only 31 it's really tough to do that sometimes. I know there are a lot of people much worse off, but I can't help feeling cheated sometimes. The pain started when I was 19. The entirety of my youth has been spent trying to lessen the pain and be just a little more comfortable. Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting the fight, but it's futile because, in the end, I'm still going to have bad days. I just find it so difficult to be positive at times. I'm a smart, talented person and my entire adult life has been wasted trying to find ways to ease the pain that I have spend little time developing my talents and making a good career for myself. I'm sorry for being so down. I guess I just need somewhere to vent where someone will understand. I feel like, thus far, this disease has taken my life and my youth. I try to not limit myself and go places and disreguard the pain...it's just gotten so difficult. Thanks for listening!