I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1990/91. This was before it was taken seriously, many people had never even heard the word. It was a time when it was somewhat embarrassing or uncomfortable to say it because I wasn't sure if the person I was telling would believe it was a real diagnosis or would they ask me what it was because they had never heard about it. I rarely wanted to converse with someone in either of those 2 categories. It was rare that I would tell them what I had and get the comment even close to "wow, I understand that can be difficult to deal with" or "me to, I was diagnosed with that as well". Now that so much has changed and I have learned ways to decrease symptoms with my daily routine, I have no idea about new breakthroughs, information, doctors views about fibromyalgia. I would appreciate any info on ways to talk to others with fibromyalgia.