Hi my name is christine i am 47 . I have had fibromyoalga since I was 14 I also have many more health problems, epilepsy, none epileptic fits , CPS , left side weaknesses, problem gripping, Spinaabifter, memroy problems and I had3 strokes .I was coping fairly well with my pain but at 13 i seamed to be getting a lot more pain that would come and go not like you normal pain . My mother took me to see my GP and after a lot of poking the doctor suggest going to see a doctor who know more about pain than him , it may sound mad but on that day he had a 3rd medical student with him who ask me a few questions as well . I was asked to wait in the waiting room my mother was not pleased as she felt I put a lot of it on . We where called back in my doctor asked my mother if the student could examine me and she agreed . 5 min later he told us that I had this condition called fibromyoalga he explained what it was and how it may affect me . I was luck that I ask my mother to take me to the GP if I had not I would never seen the student . I later find out from my GP that the student was planning to became a doctor that works within the pain side of the body and he had just finished writing a paper on fibromyoalga and how it affects different people with other medical problems .