I couldn't agree with you more! I was a little relieved when I got my diagnosis. I just couldn't believe IT finally had a name. I am like you in that I am young and don't want to have to worry about what my 40's are going to be like. And I, like you, have been through my fair share, but it doesn't change my outlook on things. It only makes us stronger in the end. :-D We can make it through anything!
I read this book when I was first diagnosed: Fibro-myalgia: A Comprehensive Approach Miryam Ehrlich Williamson, David A. Nye
and read up on LOTS and LOTS of websites. I am even making my husband read it now. Lately, I have really been paying attention to my diet and focusing on exercise, and I am feeling the best I have felt in a REALLY long time. I have been gluten free since November and I am finally starting to tell a difference. I am not sure if having a problem is fibro related, but I can tell it is making a difference. I am also happy to say that I am only taking one med for Fibro and it is only to obtain DEEP sleep. That is one of my main problem areas. I have not taken anything for pain in months.
If you have any specific questions with diet or anything else, I can do my best to help...as will a lot of people here. I don't want to give advice if you weren't really asking, but I can share what has helped me.
Hope you find some answers.
24. Diagnosed with Fibro in Aug. 08 and Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder in December 08. Gluten free since Nov. 08.
Surgeries: Compartment Syndrome/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Dec. 05; Lap Nissen Fundoplacation Aug 06; Exploratory Lap Feb. 08.
Played college soccer. Going back to school to be a Registered Dietitian.
"I control the disease, it does not control me."