Amanda,I am sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time. We all understand what you are going through. I was diagnosed over a year ago. I am only 21 years old, so I am pretty young, just like you are. You are more than welcome here, and I think you will find everyone here to be absolutely amazing. Everyone here is just so caring and helpful. There is a weekly chat every Thursday night in the Chronic Pain chat room. It's a nice night to chat live with all the wonderful people here. There are many crazy and debilitating and annoying symptoms that go with fibro, but know that you are not alone. If you ever need someone to vent to, this is a good place. Also, my e-mail addy should be listed under my profile. I always like recieving e-mails. You are more than welcome to contact me that way if you would like. I know this is hard for you, especially since you are so young and you have so much life ahead of you. I have a son who is almost two, and it is so hard on me because I just want to be a good parent. I just want to spend a lot of time playing with my son and being silly with him. But I can't do all that much with him. And I know that as he gets older, he is going to want to play a lot more with Mommy, and I am going to have to say something like, "Mommy can't do that right now because she doesn't feel good." My son is going to have to end up making compromizes on what he plays with me based on how I feel. That is a really hard thing for me. So, I really understand what you are going through. Your mom would be another excellent person to talk to about how you are feeling since she also has this condition. My grandma is a great source of comfort to me because she understands how I feel, and she is more than happy most of the time to just let me complain to her if I need to. Hang in there hon. Welcome to the fibro family.