Hi, I'm new to the site and am sitting here in tears reading the posts. Tears of sadness and sympathy but also of relief that there are people out there who care. I believe my partner has fibro but he hasn't been diagnosed yet. He has been terribly ill for over 10 years now but more so in the last 3. He also has a cyst beside his heart which was operated on but they were unable to remove it and this has probably covered up any possible diagnosis for fibro. I lost my job of 12 years through his illness and the anxiety that goes with it. He was denied PIP through a totally untrue report by an unpleasant nurse saying he could walk 200 yards unaided. (He could hardly get in the door of the practice!) Anyway, I have only just managed to persuade him to see the GP (again) and suggest fibro. He's not entirely convinced but will go, despite the pain. Going to re-apply for PIP after diagnosis. Any tips anyone?