Hi, I am new to this sight but I love all the information. I was diagnosed with Fibro. about a year ago, however I am sure that I have had it or something for at least 10 yrs. I am now 37 yrs old. My constant pain is in my lower back, however my joint in my hands are often swollen. I have numbness in my limbs, and my hair seems to be falling out. My hips hurt during "sleep" if I could. A feather matress has helped along with SONATA sleeping pills. I have been to many Drs. I am now under the care of a Pain Management Dr. who will listen and run any test I ask. I find my pain is worse about a week sometimes two before my monthly. Does anyone else seem to flare more then? Thanks for listening.