I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a year ago; but the symptoms of the disease have been ongoing for several years. I am still not convinced that this is a true diagnosis. Sadly with fibromyalgia, the diagnosis is the last resort after a multitude of blood tests, trigger points, nerve tests, doctor visits, scans, x-rays and MRIs.
I am an educated professional with a college degree, had a full time job and I have a wife and two young children. This disease has not only affected me; but it has affected my mental stability, my career, and my family.