akajbart, I work a full-time job as a paralegal. It has not been easy. I was just diagnosed last week, but have been suffering for about 2 years. The last three weeks I have had what may be a "flare", not sure how flare's work or how long they last, but I started considering cutting back on my work hours. I had a talk with my employer just yesterday and they are very supportive.
Before going to them I have been doing some extensive research and yes, you can get disability for Fibro. It isn't easy, no disability claim is easy. They always deny you then you have to appeal and appeal and it can take years. I learned that you have to start with a good medical record, and by "good" I mean terrible. You have to show a really strong history of the illness and how it has affected you.
For example, my employer is very sympathetic and said I don't need a doctor's note to cut back my hours, but I am going to have my doctor write one anyway for my medical file just in case I need to show later on that I have struggled. I don't want to have to go on disability, but the way this illness seems to be going, in the future, I may not have a choice.
I am not an attorney, nor have I consulted an attorney (yet) so I am not trying to give you any legal advice, just sharing with you what I learned from researching the issue myself. One of the issues with applying for disability is that you have to be not working because of the illness. Since not everyone can afford to just quit their job, please consult with an attorney that specialized in social security disability claims before making any decision. That's my disclaimer.... lol.
I share your agony and anxiety. Hang in there. As I learn more or experience more I will post!