Hi, I'm new to this site. I've had chronic pain for over 25 years in my neck, shoulders, arms and hands then 9 years ago I ruptured 2 discs in my lumbar spine. Had surgery and came out exactly the same so am living in quite considerable pain. I was diagnosed with Fibro earlier this year but I'm sceptical as looking at the symptoms other people have only some of mine fit. Mainly the acute muscle pain and the constant pain in my back and leg which I have been told is probably due to the fact that my brain is still sending pain signals even though the injury has been corrected. I'm working full time but am starting to find it a real struggle, some days I just cannot sit at a desk. I don't know about other members but I find the constant threat of the prospect of not being able to earn a living very stressful. It's so hard to talk to other people, especially at work as I don't want to be perceived as a moaner. No doubt you all have the same sort of worries and concerns. It's good to have somewhere where you can be honest about how you feel.