Hi All, I haven't posted since, I have been in an unending flare of unbearable muscle pain and aches for months. Please someone cut my arms and legs off. I have read and read on Fibro and even though its listed in my med record as fibro, since they couldn't figure out what else after dozen of tests/specialists. Are there others that question a possible misdiagnosis? I really need to hear from you. I used to love and enjoy life but this monster won't let me. The hardest part is when you were like many on the board high functioning career person who lived a very active lifestyle/powerwalking was my love.Now I can't even walk around the block. Please forgive me if I am rambling its been so difficult to accept but if I only really knew that what I am suffering with is similar to others here. For those of you Fibro sufferers.Can you please tell me if you have unending bouts of severe pain or muscle aches that do not go in remission? I read that most have flares but they go away and you have good days or maybe a remssion period. I haven't had that in fact I have maybe a few hours a day where I feel like my old self and then the monster comes back and I feel helpless. Sorry that I am taking so long to get to the point please understand. My pain started after what seemed to be the flu. I never really got over it. What it left me was an insomniac, with severe muscle aches/arms/legs. Is there anyone out there that has the same symptoms as me, I feel so alone with this malady. Many of the posts don't seem to sound like what I have. I also had the worst swollen glands when I furst got sick 4 yrs ago but that seemed to go away and now its just a few times a year it acts up along with the chills which I am having now that feels like the flu. Any one can you just respond in some way, so I don't feel like the only one with this debilitating disease. Thanks for listening, Deanna P:S My husband and are trying to work things out but he just lost his job two weeks ago. I hope 2006 does not get any worse.