Hello everyone, I have had chronic pain for years but just dealt with it. I always thought everyone had back and neck pain at work and I was just a big baby so I kept it to myself. I haven't worked for 12 years because I have been raising our 3 kids. I have still always had mild chronic pain. For the last few years it has gotten steadily worse. For the last year and a half it has gotten really bad. I haven't been to a Doctor because I don't have any health ins. I have started to feel as though my life is over. I just can't do 1/4 of what I need to be doing. I have given up all my hobbies. My house is a mess! I need to start working because of the bad economy but I would never survive even a 4 hour shift. My best friend has recently been diagnosed with FM. She keeps telling me I have it but my symptoms are not as bad as hers. I don't know how much longer I can go on like this.