Hi, Watina, and welcome! I was a lurker, too, before I decided to join. I had never been on a forum before and didn't know what to expect so I sat back and watched for a little bit. But I'm glad I joined in. We have a wonderful group of members who love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too! I think you will like it here.
As Debbie suggested, please read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there. There are even good things that you can print out and give to friends if they are interested in knowing anything about fibromyalgia. Good starting links for you would be the ones called Symptoms and A Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. The very first links when you open Fibro 101 tell what doctors think is causing this illness. The jury is still out on this but it certainly makes sense to me.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7