Today was my first rheumatology appt since I was officially diagnosed. I think I have found an amazing doctor. He listened to me. Understood my pain was real. Due to my age (26) he said I am presenting all the classic signs of fibromyalgia and is treating me as such (with gabapentin). I thought it was great however that he ordered more blood work to test for just a few more things, just in case. I don't like needles but blood draws have been a regular thing lately. I left feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time. Like I'm not crazy. Like someone understands that I am begging for help. I know im in for the long haul but starting out hopeful is something I need to remember on the really bad days. All in all it has been a good day. Does anyone else take gabapentin? Does it help you? Side effects? I know some of you here probably didn't have a good day today. Aches and pains and maybe you didn't get out of bed... I'm sending you my soft hugs and hope. Don't ever lose hope. We can all do this. You are a warrior!