I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2003. I fought that diagnosis and refused to believe it was all in my head. In 2009 my pain got better. I was sleeping and I was even able to go back to work. I had a normal life again. Then I began crashing. My pain became so overwhelming I could barely move. I began shutting down. There was a period of about 4 months where I could not speak properly. My motor skills began declining. My digestive system was barely moving. It seemed pretty grim. My doctors were all very confused. It looked like Parkinson's but I am only 41. It resembles multiple sclerosis but the scarring doesn't fit. In march I was diagnosed with functional neurological disorder also. Both of these illnesses are related to stress. I am so glad to have found a place to be!