I believe FM is progressive. I know lots of ya'll do too. I used to look forward to summer because I felt better. I could do some gardening and could leave the house for a few hours at a time instead of my 1 hour limit.... Last summer I felt awful but we had a cold, yucky summer so I didn't get worked up over it....this summer has been more typical and I still feel like crap.....i am so disappointed....i feel just as bad in the summer as the winter, now. This illness is truly progressive. I wonder if it will level off at some point? What has happened to you who have had this for 15 or 20 years? I have been diagnosed for almost 7 yrs now..... I am feeling down....it is hard to rally and get fired up when you watch your husband and kids out doing things and you are always left behind. how has summer been for everyone? I don't know what I would do if I didn't have all of you to talk with. Thank goodness for everyone here at "the board"!