I am very worried. I have had fibro for about 6 or 7 years now and the pain has been in my back and shoulders. I finally got to the point where I was learning to manage it through diet and exercise...not cure mind you, but manage. Now it has moved into my legs. I have had very severe spasms in my quads, mainly on my left side but also some on my right. I am only 28. My mom has fibro along with myocitis and she said that when the pain moved into her legs things started to get really bad. Can anyone offer any hope or advice? My mom is in a wheelchair. Is there any way to slow this down or avoid her fate? I try to be hopeful, but it is becoming more and more difficult. There is a financial concern as well. I am not married and I am in the midst of breaking up with my fiance because he does not support me or have any compassion for this disease. As a result I have to work. From those of you that have had this longer...how long do I have that I can keep a full time job? I know these are tough questions. I would appreciate any advice or even words of encouragement. I try to look on the bright side, but it seems to be looking dim. I feel like a prisoner in my own body.