I was hoping you can giving me assistance with my wife. I don't usually look a lot at the therapies for fibromyalgia because it usually doesn't pertain to me. I think I have been wrongly diagnosed with it even though they swear that I have it. I think they just say I have it because they are tired of looking further for my chronic joint and muscle pain. They said because I did not have elevated sed rates, I can't be serious. But I has a history of elevated sed rates before them. I just did not have elevated sed rates the days that they took them. But I never had trigger points like so many of you have talked about. But my wife reads like a textbook case of fibro and she has been diagnosed with it. I am trying to get her on the right course of therapy. Like the rest of you, I live and understand pain. My wife suffers with pain all the time but hers is different then ours, I think. She seems to have many good days. She is able to function well. But when weather changes, or something that affects her fibro comes on, it consumes her. Her pain is so very bad. I would say it happens at least twice a week. Sometimes when it happens, it will last a good while before it calms down. But it has not caused her to be limited with pain like so many of you described. True, when she has flare ups, she can not do anything but her life is not as many of you describe. But her diagnosis sounds accurate. What I am looking for, when you all get flare ups, what do you find to help your systemic pain?and individual pain sites, especially the trigger points? Has there been any real supplements that have been commonly used across the board by many people, not just a few, that appear to provide relief for this disease? What prescription medications appear to work on this disease except for narcotics because my wife doesn't want to be on these? I feel if her pain was really as severe as many of ours are, she would not care about narcotics anymore. She takes them from time to time but she doesn't want to take them regularly and she doesn't mind me taking them. She thinks that I am a very responsible narcotic user. Is there any therapies, like ultrasound, tens, exercises, or others, that help reduce the pain of fibro? Last question, does anyone know of any affordable maintenance medication that can help with this disease? I was trying to recommend cymbalta. Has anyone found success with that or others. Thanks for any of these questions that you can answer for me. My wife can use any help you can assist her with. I love her very much. I hate to see her in any amount of pain. Being in terrible pain, I would rather just add hers onto mine so she could live a regular life. I wish it were that easy. So anything you know about this, I would like to thank you in advance.