In all the stuff that I have seen on the net and information centers, I have yet to see what long term prognosis is. does anyone know if there is a cure and how long does this last, am I going to have to deal with this for the rest of my life? My fibro started out very slow I didn't even know that there was something like this. I thought I was just have a few bad moments or days. Then when the exhustion set in and I started sleeping for long periods of time I started getting concernerd. I lived fairly normal for a whaile and just accepted that my body needed to "shut down for a while." Then I started having a really bad time with the winter months and silly me moved to Tennesee from Florida. I have been here 3 years and a little more, and practically sleep the winter away what little I can do is certainly becomeing a problem. I finally found a doctor that would listen to me and he is the one that came up with Fibro.It has taken me a year to try and get my insurance to pay for the lyrica and Savella and still don't have the answer tothat. Oh by the way I can't take the normal pain meds I have a very bad reaction to them I think I am allergic to the opiates. So I have to do this without pain assistance. Good thing I have a high tolerance. Huh? Can any one tell me how long this last, how fast it progresses and the long term prognosis? Please. Yes I know it would have tro be a general type answer because each case is differant, but I would really like to know the truth and I am a very strong person so please don't hold back. Tnaks very much for being here and letting me kn ow I am not alone.