Greetings everyone, Any other male sufferers of fibro on this board? I'm in my early 30s with fibro (back, shoulder, achilles, and wrist pain with constant tiredness through the day) extending a hand out there to any men battling this primarily female condition. I live alone, don't have a real support system, and have become frustrated, like many of you probably have as well, that because I appear to be a "normal" thin person, people are very skeptical either directly or through body language when I tell them what's going on physically. I guess it's tough to be sympathetic when you can't "see" the effects of this disease, but at the same time I can't help but feel a little discouraged. The future is not rosy, and while I like being single, the financial burden is tougher since there is no other source of income to rely on if problems exacerbate to the point where holding a job is a trial. It has become increasingly difficult over the past 2 years to put in a full week. Right now I'm down to about 30 hours a week, and am able to do so only because my boss of 5 years is cool. I'm scared as I look forward, but no one else would know that. Just venting, folks! Nice to have a place to do that.