The earliest memory I have is falling from a tree house, flat on my back, when I was 3 years old. I believe this was the start to my journey with this disease. I remember having migraines starting at age five. I did have other accidents in my life that added to my pain. I was drug by a merry-go-round when I was eight that added to my back injury. I was in a pretty bad car accident when I was 19. I didn’t have any real injuries in the accident, but the trauma I believe added to my fibro. I remember always being in pain, but the increase of pain, where I had to see a doctor about it, was when I was 20 years old in 2002. I felt like I got the flu, and it just never went away. One memory that stands out is I was living in a house with stairs, and it became very difficult to go up them. More difficult than it had before. It took about 2 years, and seeing a slew of doctors, whom took a slew of tests, to finally get to a doctor that knew what was wrong. Before they come to the diagnoses of “fibromyalgia,” they will need to eliminate other diseases with the same symptoms. I was lucky and referred to a rheumotologist that knew about fibromyalgia. Back in 2004, not many doctors believed in the illness. They thought it was either a psychosomatic illness, or that you were looking for attention. I was accused of the latter, many times. Especially since I was so young.