For those of us with fibromyalgia, life as we knew it has changed drastically. We kw and understand all too well the symptoms and complaints we share. We are also painfully aware of the lifestyle changes that have taken place since the onset of our symptoms. For me, those symptoms started almost 35 years ago, long before the term fibromyalgia was in my physician's vocabulary. As with most of us, the symptoms seemed to gradually consume every part of my being. However, it wasn't until my then nine year old daughter was diagsed with fibromyalgia that I became serious about trying to combat the effects of this illness. On many occasions I had mentioned to my husband that life might t be worth living if I had to live it in the extreme pain and with the overwhelming symptoms of fibromyalgia. But it was especially disturbing to imagine my daughter possibly developing those same feelings. So, with my daughter's well being acting as a powerful motivator, I set out on a long, challenging, and yes, ultimately rewarding journey to wellness.