I'm new to this site, and have loved reading other's comments. I know only one other person with this frightful condition, so comforting to know am not alone. FM is DEFF-IN-ATE-LY progressive. I have been aware of the condition for 26 years, and it 'started' with the birth of my daughter which was long and difficult (not her fault, bless her). I have now progressed from all-over fluey pain to dreadful specific pain in joints (shoulder, neck/lower head, inner ears/jaws, spine, and right hip joint, and more. I can do less and less. Really miss my bike riding and walking. Can only go for short strolls with my crutches now. Some things that have helped me are vitamins and minerals, royal jelly mixture from Irene Stein in London (fabulous stuff - just google her), and for sleeping, products from a company called Nikken. It is Japanese, and distributes only via individuals (certainly in England). Their products feature magnets, which are distributed throughout pillows, duvets, and slim mattresses which lie over your own, in all sizes. Also featured with the magnets is a fabric called 'far infrared' (don't know if spelling correct), a product invented by the space industry to coat the returning capsules so they would not catch fire on returning to the earths atmosphere. All the bedding and other products made of this, and I would NEVER sleep if I did not have their pillows and duvet. The latter is the best. I would just like to ask if anyone has had any luck with leaving certain foods out of diet? Any advice gratefully received. I send hugs to all - concentrate on those good moments/days, and get out in those sun rays.