I'm new to the site and this is my first message. I have been diagnosed with Fibro for 12 years. My symptoms have got worse over the past year mostly due to my husband leaving causing extra stress and having to do everything for the kids on my own. I am now walking with crutches when I'm out and this means that everyone I know asking what I've done to myself. I explain that I have a condition called fibromyalgia but I'm not sure how to describe it. When I was first diagnosed I was told its a soft tissue arthritis. Is this correct or should I describe it as a neurological and central nervous system disorder?