Hi everyone, I've been reading the posts for months and forgot I'd signed up!! fibro fog joy! I'm a survivor of fibromyalgia and hyper mobility syndrome...i have two teenage boys who finally understand the game of chess my body plays with itself, who do what they can to help and run like the wind when they can. I've taken years to build up a network of friends who simply get me, i have a doctor who believes me and trusts me. As i write the pain it's almost comical but i will stretch, oil pull (please look, into this) and spent the next few hours getting ready to join friends for dinner. I do many things to alleviate my symptoms and i will write more...i would advise that people treat themselves holistically...mind, body and soul and keep in touch with their sense of humour! I'm 40 this year and instead of slowing down I've joined a band (i go to rehearsals in all states! I love the boys in the band..they are not too sympathetic and make me laugh :-)) I've also learnt to drive which brings different symptoms but in more scenic places. This condition is relentless and ridiculous but it makes me grateful for the smallest things and out makes me push myself to colour my memories with something other than pain and mind trauma...i hope you all have a good day and you squeeze something positive out of it as that it's our responsibility.