I can surely identify with the person who was diagnosed after 6 years. I have post-taumatic fibro. after multiple back injuries, and it's affected my whole life for all of these years since age 29. I'm now 40 female, looking at a college retrain(not sure if I'll get through or file for disability or what?). Life is much much less stable, I feel unable to do most jobs/forms of work, as repeatite arm/shoulder use causes spasms too easily. It's very hard on my already low self esteem after being from highly dyfunctional/addicted family background.