Hi. I am new to all of this. I was only diagnosed about a month ago. I have been in so much pain for just over a year and it had become unbearable. I have to admit that my GP has been wonderful. She sent me to a chiropractor and for all manner of tests and just came out with it - 'you have fibromyalgia' she said. I read all about the illness on NHS Choices and thought - 'Is this for real?' Then I read all the blogs and I could relate to each and everyone, from migraines that have put me in hospital to neck, back and leg pain that has made me cry tears. I can even relate to the so called - 'fibrofog' that everyone keeps talking about! For a long time I thought that all the pain and all the sadness that I was feeling was all in my mind, a symptom of a man facing old age quite badly, (I am 50years old) until I read all of this. I don't know whether I should be relieved and happy knowing that I am not becoming somehow unhinged or very, very sad knowing that so many people are suffering this way? I do have hope though, my doctor has initially prescribed me nortriptyline for the pain and it has eased the pain on my right side to a level that is bearable. So I will go on and try to find the answers that I am looking for. Sorry to go on for so long. Thank you for reading this.