I went to atty for my SSD yesterday. Well, it just so happens that she has degrees in Psychology and Counseling! Anyway, I got it all in that appt! LOL All of my symptoms began 5 years ago after the birth of my daughter along w/ the death of my father which was at my 8 month mark, (had premature labor begin)....anyway she seems to really belive in the mind/body connection and thinks I need to see a counselor. She was very adamant about this in a kind way. I feel that I have "dealt" with all of that and do not really think there's a need to bring it all up again. I am depressed now but that is due to this $%^^&% fatigue which is killing me here. Anyway, I am thinking hormones also may have played a big part in my FM. What do you guys think??? Do you believe some traumatic event be it physical or emotional brought your fMS on or???? Just curious as to your opinions re: what starts FMS?? Thanks!