I'm 55 years old, teach Special Ed high school,and have been diagnosed for 7 years. I truly don't know how much longer I can work. The fatigue and pain are just getting to be too much. Yet, I can't afford to quit and try for disability. I'm just trying to struggle through. I love my job but I just get so, so tired. I take neurontin (but am thinking of stopping it), Cymbalta, and Trazadone for sleep. Nothing really seems to make a difference except the Traz. I go to a wonderful GP who is willing to try anything I read about! My big question is this...has anyone here had any problems with hives or angioedema (facial swelling). I've had this problem for about 10 years. I take Zyrtec everyday to try and keep the episodes down. If I miss even one day, I am covered with hives or some part of my face swells. I've always wondered if there's a connection since the fibro and the hives symptoms started about the same time.