Oh Krista, I'm so sorry you have been having a rough time. Anxiety and depression are so hard to shake. I'm glad you have reached out. I have some comments that may be direct or obvious, but since I don't know you or your case, I'm going to ask away. The goal is to help you get approved......My biggest recommendation to you is do not just sit around and wait. You very likely do have a worse condition and issues than others, but it's how you present your case that will matter. First, I would suggest you contact both attorneys that declined to help you and ask WHY you were turned down by them. Maybe getting their feedback will help you understand where you need to focus your energy.
Have you been seeing a physician and/or specialists for your condition? Do you have any documentation that you can obtain from a physician? Are you currently working at all?
When I was applying, I had heard just the opposite, that most are denied first. I was very diligent when I applied. I told my husband that since I can't work, I needed to do everything possible to get approved and that once I was approved, I was then officially retired (I had worked for over 33 years). I was very fortunate. I had a LOT of documentation and a lot of historical proof that I had the condition for a long time and that it had progressively gotten worse. I did not rely on the physicians documents only because a lot of times their file notes didn't capture all the specifics of my illness (I know because I asked for a copy of my records and looked). I asked each physician, specialist and my counselor to provide me with a factual supporting letters about my illness and how it affects my ability to work. If they agreed, I kept on them until I had the letters in my hands. Once I had something, I then contacted my SSD person (everyone is assigned one) and told her what I had. She would send me a letter with a cover sheet that has to be included with anything additional provided for your SSD application file.
I basically collected everything myself and continued to add to my case long after I applied. SSD also does their collection of documents, but I didn't want to rely on just what was in my files. Along with 10-15 years of medical records, I also had 5-6 years of FMLA paperwork (it's paperwork that my physician's provided to my employer for my absences over the years, indicating that I had a health condition that required I be off for periods of time).
If you don't have a history like I did, I would suggest you take the time (and unfortunately expense) to get some support from qualified physicians. If you have seen a physician in the past, make another appointment. If he is just a general practitioner ask to see someone who understands and can help you with fibromyalgia. If he/she doesn't know anyone, be prepared (prior research) to have one in mind and ask to be referred. You need to have advocates in the medical field so the more appointments you have and the more they confirm you have a debilitating illness, the stronger the case.
If you are still working at all, you will be denied. This is what I would suggest you work on, rather than sit back and wait. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I don't claim to be an expert, but I did a lot of reading online by various sites that their goal is to help people succeed at winning SSD benefits. Google "Social Security Disability Digest".
Everything I've said here probably sounds like I was just pounding the pavement. I want you to know, it took me a while because I had to work around my bad days, for which there are many. On my good days, I would research and make phone calls. On my bad days I did nothing. Don't think you have to get this done overnight, but you do want to start getting yourself prepared. I was always taught that if you won't fight for yourself, why would you expect others to fight for you. You can do this......Hang in there.....Terbaer