Hi, everyone! I am writing this for my wife who is a little shy at posting a message on this board. I am trying to get her started. She has been reading the messages for a long time, but never has posted. I signed her up for posting a message and decided to get things started for her. She is an "Internet Doctor". She is 48 years old and has been told she has the body of a 60 year old. (On the inside, only!) She has 3 grown children and 7 grand kids. She has had FM for about 8 years ever since our little boy was born (we have an 8 year old Son (with ADHD) together.) and thinks that she has CFS also. She has also had the "Mack Truck" feeling. I have to admit, that at first I thought that it was "all in her head". But after she showed me this site and I started reading some of the messages, I'm starting to be a believer, because so many of the other people on this board have described the EXACT same symptions as she does! I couldn't believe it! She has to get up in the morning and take her medicine just to be able to even get up and start the day. She is currently taking Lorcet, Klonopin, Inderall, Robaxin, and Ambien. She also has Mitral Valve Prolapse, OCD, Osteoarthritis and according to our family doctor (D.O.) she seen today, he told her she has Cervical and Spinal Stenosis (lower back). She just had a lower back MRI, as the doctor found "non fusion of the L5 disc" in her lower back during an office x-ray. The MRI showed the Stenosis. She says that the meds that she takes only "take the edge off", but she is almost never without the constant pain. She can sleep all night, but wakes up still in pain, as if she never went to sleep at all. She sometimes goes to a Professional Massage Therapist which relieves the pain for about 3 days, but it's $35.00 for a half hour, but in order to get the real benefits of it, you need to stay for an hour ($50.00). Her doctor today is referring her to a "Pain Management Doctor" for a possible epidural. She would like to hear from anyone with similar problems as hers, especially anyone here in Alabama.