I have just been told it's likely I have fibromyalgia ... I'm pretty terrified as in 6 months I have gone from being a fit and active woman to being in a wheelchair. I can no longer stand on my legs due to a combination of pain and exhaustion and general legs refuse to support me and I'm often puffed and my heat beats like I've done a mile run just from 5 mins exersion... my concern is going on drugs... I'm afraid that things will get worse if I start taking drugs.. I have little or no faith in the medical proffession as they keep saying oh we think it's fibromyalgia but we really arn't sure and... they are shocked at how quickly I am detoriating but offer me a reason why other than they are saying muslces detoriate from lack of use... but in a few months? I do push myself to keep moving... can anyone offer some solutions as to what options are available with minimum side affects.. i tend to react very strongly with drugs and fall pray to side affects if there are any. Feeling a bit - 12 Replies read more..