I’m 55, diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. When I was 23, I had my youngest daughter, 2 months after her birth, I got toxic shock syndrome and almost died from it. After recovering from that, I started having several different health issues. I had endometriosis, intestinal cystitis, TMJ, and skin issues, that I later find out is cutaneous lupus. I was able to go back to school and get my RN degree with honors in 2003. I went to work doing the job I loved, and I gradually started having symptoms of fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed and worked until it got so hard, I had to go on disability in 2013. It’s been a hard thing to go through. People who don’t have fibromyalgia, have no idea how bad it is. The best thing I know, is taking preventative measures helps me most. Manage stress and get plenty of rest.