Hi, I just joined the FM message board today in hopes of finding more information or ways to ease the pain. I know there is not "Cure", I know that there are may possible causes, and I know and have all the symptoms and have been diagnosed by a few doctors. Currently I'm taking Oxycodone and have been taking it for a year. Prior to that I was taking Tylenol and before that I was taking Advil for 3 yrs (I got an ulcer because of it). Anyway, I know that we should exercise (I do), seek therapy for stress (I do), take hot showers or soak in hot water (I do), and eliminate sugars (well, I'm not perfect) but doing all of this still doesn't take away the pain or allow me to sleep. Only Oxycodone has worked (to a degree) nand I'm afraid that taking medication for the rest of my life is going to have harmful side affects. When I dont take Oxy I have the worse pain ever. I can't sleep at night, I wake up stiff, and I'm in pain ALL DAY long. I'm currently seeing a Neurologist/Pain Management Dr. and also see an acupuncturist. This is so expensive, it's temporary relief and I'm only 27yrs old. PLEASE HELP!!!!! What can I do..I cry because I'm in so much pain, I cry because it's unfair that I have to feel this way (I feel like I'm a broken human being), and it's terrible because I'm always tired, lack energy and people don't seem to understand the pain that I'm in... Please, Please, HELP ME!!!! :-( -Michelle P.S. If you know someone that can help me, I live in NY but am willing to travel for a cure (for something other than medicating myself for the rest of my life).