I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 43 years ago, Back then is was called Fibromyocitis. I couldn’t hold my arms up very long when they would start to feel like lead weights. The chronic pain and stiffness are there all the time and there is nothing that will change that. Fibromyalgia is accompanied by M.E – myalgic encephalitis which is better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. One is tired all the time and no amount of sleep makes one feel rested and refreshed. These ailments are a case of grinning and bearing it. I have gotten used to it and it has become a way of life.