Hello there! my name is Nikki and I am brand new to this site. I was diagnosed with Fibro in April. In October I noticed this spot on my arm that turned into a hive and spread all of the way down my arm and turned into this huge bubble at my wrist. it was horrifying! I was diagnosed and treated for shingle though I believe I never had shingles... it wasn't painful at all! But, then came the body aches, the light sensitivity, the ear ringing, the confusion, sleepless nights and sleeping all day, weakness, tremors, and this feeling like my bones were buzzing.. I know that's nuts, but that's exactly what it felt like! after a complete blood work up, mri, testing for lupus, RA, etc... The doctors finally diagnosed me with Fibro.. it's been 8 months now and not a OUNCE easier to deal with. I find that the heating pad is my friend.. I stay on top of my pain meds, and love my lavender Epsom salt baths. I try to exercise the best of my ability.. it hurts to exercise but hurts worse NOT to... feeling very lonely and frustrated. I have two boys and one who has Autism... Fighting a serious balance here! any advice?