my husband encouraged me to look up Dr Winfield whom I heard lecture years ago. That led me to this site. I think today I realized that I have been in denial. I have all the symptoms and am working. I am so afraid that people will think I am faking, or else know that I am not faking and want to get away from me. There is a lot of stigma. I was diagnosed many years ago but tried to discount it. So hi. this is the first time I did anything like this. I am used to being stoic or secretive, but this is kicking my butt. I never know from one day or hour to the next how I will feel. A coworker has fibromyalgia and picked up that I have it too. She is an exemplary person;I see her wax and wane and the sorrow in her eyes at times. She's like a mirror. I am not depressed, but i am confused and scared. I am afraid of not being able to support or care for myself. My family was cruel about this.