I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and vulvadynia in 2001. I had symptoms for years prior, but they got severe just before I was diagnosed. I was in really bad shape, physically and mentally. I got on meds and changed my lifestyle and after about a year of being in pain, my problems started to subside and I was able to enjoy life again. I would have minor flares, but nothing too extreme. About 8 weeks ago my symptoms started hitting me really hard. They've progressively gotten worse. I haven't had a day of relief since the second week of January. I think I need to go back on meds, but of course this happens when I haven't had health insurance for three months! (my insurance resumes in a couple weeks). I guess I'm just posting because I'm feeling alone and need to vent. I get so angry sometimes. The pain rules my life. I work fulltime and I'm a fulltime student. It's so hard to work everyday and go to class at night and be in this amount of pain. I can feel myself slipping back into depression. I have pain all over of course, but it's worse on my right side. I get sharp tearing pains all over my body, pain in my joints upon movement and exertion, headaches, pins and needles, tender muscles, sensitive skin all over, and very uncomfortable vulvadynia. I just try to keep up the hope that this extreme level of pain won't last the full year like it did before.