I have possibly had fibro for a couple of years now. It started as a pain in my side that was misdiagnosed as shingles, when I got tired of narcotics my dr put me on Lyrica. It has been working great until a few months ago. My friend and I started walking this summer after work. There is a park near my house with a walking trail. At first I was able to walk to the park and once around the trail and home. On the walk home I would start to have pain in my low back and hips. Some days it would feel like my hips just locked up and it was like I was walking through sand. Then it got worse, I could only make it part way around the trail before my hips "locked up", and then only to the trail and back, etc. Some days were good, I could make it to the trail, and some days were bad, I couldn't even make it down the block. Recently, I can't stand for more that 15-20 minutes before I get severe pain and sometimes my hips "lock up" just walking from the kitchen to the living room. I am also having pain in my hips when I sit too long in my office chair, but I seem to be able to sit just fine on the couch. (?). This is so confusing! Last night I was cooking dinner and I just had terrible severe pain. I made hamburger helper so there was no huge amount of cooking. I was crying from the pain. After sitting on the couch for a few hours, the pain was much better. Is this normal for fibro? I can't understand how I can have such debilitating pain while standing or walking but not sitting and why my office chair is different than my couch. And I know that if I'm befuddled by it, what must my husband think? One minute I am crying in pain and the next I am laughing at Big Bang Theory. GAAAHHHH!