I was recently diagnosed with Fibro after being a Massage therapist full time for nearly 10 years and owning my own spa for 6.5 years. Problem is we didn't have enough employee's so now I got carpal tunnel and Fibro diagnosed almost at the same time and even after the surgery I am not recovering. I have applied for disability about 3 months ago and am still waiting to hear if I qualify so I will post when I know. I also have been diagnosed with severe depression from it all. I tried to go back to work but am not able to handle the job anymore. I am sad, depressed and downtrodden because Massage was my passion and my love. My general practitioner told me that I was lazy and blames everything that happens in my body on my fibro so I almost didn't get diagnosed with the carpal tunnel by my severe migraines were getting so bad she sent me to the neurologist and first thing he noticed was the carpal and sent me in for nerve testing. Boy, having the diagnoses isn't any easier than not. I thought that having a name for what I was going through would be helpful but all the doctors say is we want you to keep active. They won't even renew my disability parking permit now. It was a life saver on my bad days when I had to go to the store for my 2 kids and my hip and leg were not wanting to behave I could get in and out again. Now I feel that I will stay home more and not want to be active. They tried every medicine in their little cabinet and nothing could be tolerated by my body. I was so sick from each of them that my Psychiatrist actually said that she couldn't do anything else for me and took me off everything and sent me home in tears. So now I see just the neurologist who put me on topamax for my migraines which for now is helping but increases my brain fog and does nothing for the fibro. So that is a little about me and what I am dealing with and why I am seeking a place to meet others who may be going through what I am. My husband is very helpful and understanding but it is hard because we both run our business so now without me as the main income source we are really struggling and can't find a buyer for it.