Hi Fibro sufferers, hope pain and life are bearable for you all at the moment. About me, well I think I had Fibro for a long time before seeking medical help and it was only through chronic back pain that I went to a doctor and it was several months later I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It has totally messed my life up, I have lost my job through it, and I was always a fit and able person continually on the go and loved the outdoor life winter and summer, now I sometimes struggle to get out the chair or my bed going upstairs is like climbing a very long ladder. I cannot stand to be too hot or too cold, bright lights or loud noise. It takes me five maybe ten times as long to do things that was once a simple task. (Including writing this.) I once loved to read but with a lack of concentration, this is now somewhat difficult. I hope that one day we will get some real help and even a cure for this horrible condition. Good luck to you all and you are very welcome to contact me, and if you are from the Peterborough area it would be good to start a Fibro group and all get together sometime.