My name is Valerie. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1997, back when it was called Myositis. I also have 2 herniated discs, chronic bursitis rt. hip, sciatica that effects rt. leg, anxiety, depression and a whole lot of other issues. I have a husband of 29 years and 2 children, both boys, ages 28 and 29. I have a dog, who is my best friend and therapists! I struggle with my symptoms almost every day. I started this blog to help others who are struggling with this painful and difficult disease, so feel free to chime in with your opinions on any post and/or ask questions.