Since I was only diagnosed 6 months ago, I feel like I have so much to learn and there are so many questions that I still have. For example, my symptoms right now are painful, but not so life limiting as some of the stories I am reading on this board. I am 28 years old now and I am wondering if the symptoms are going to get worse as I get older? Does the pain increase over time? I guess I am just starting to realize that this isn't going away, so I want to prepare myself for the future. Maybe I am finally leaving the denial stage and moving towards acceptance. Any information would be very much appreciated.