Hello I am new here. My name is Ami and my doctors just recently told me the pain that I have been complaining of since I was six is most likely fibromyalgia (still undiagnosed but that's what they are trying to treat me for). Talk about a shock to me. For a moment all I could do was cry, I mean my doctors just told me I will be in pain forever I am 24 and have my whole life ahead of me. However, it was also a wake up call. A beautiful woman I once met through another friend of mine drove me crazy with her mothering, telling me that I had to tell my doctors everything even if it doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I mean who really thinks about how often they go to the bathroom in one day or how that ice cold water someone douses you with bites at your flesh. I (being the all knowing immature idiot I was) didn't pay attention and didn't tell my doctors the little things. I was an awful person trying to prove I was normal and everything was fine I was cruel to those nearest and dearest to me. Anyway, back on the topic. It wasn't until my mom went with me to one such appointment and prodding me to tell the doctor EVERY thing. Once through I realized I had some 30 odd problems that weren't "normal". Now on muscle relaxers, pain killers, antidepressants and anxiety medication I am doing better and have found that people aren't so bad and that my life is what I make of it not what the past was. The robaxin, and hydrocodone are not very effective. I am still in a great deal of pain but it is better then it was. The doctors are still working on finding a medicine to help me sleep better and I should have new medicines on their way soon. The point I was trying to get to is listen to the ones that care about you, they know what their talking about. The woman that gave my the advice to tell my doc everything also has fibromyalgia among other things and I guess she either saw it in me or had just been in my position not thinking about the little things and didn't want a friend to suffer as long as she had. May god bless her and you all.