Hello, I'm 38 years old and have been suffering for about 12 years now. I was first told I had FMS/CFS about 10 years ago and was prescribed a number of medications. At that time, I had two small children and didn't want to experiment with possible side effects, I just managed to accept and cope with the pain. Over the past two years, I had developed new symptoms as well as a new doctor, after a number of blood tests, I was told that I may have Lupus. My doctor started me on Prednisone until I saw a Rheumatologist. Well, after a 10 min examination, I'm back to having FMS, although another 7 tubes of blood were taken for more tests. I'm sorry but I am very frustrated at this point, all I want is a proper diagnosis. The pain that I suffer now is much different and more intense than I have experienced in the past. This is my first time communicating my illness to anyone outside of family and I hope that I did not come across as a complainer but rather just one needing to vent a little. Thanks for listening.