March 16, 2012
Very suddenly during a period of stress and sleep disturbances (non-restorative sleep) in the Fall of 2000. In a matter of days I went from feeling fine to "everything hurts". There was no sensory experience (touch, sound, light) that didn't come accompanied with pain.
Beginning around Fall 2000, the symptoms lasted for a couple of years, then they started improving slowly and entered a long remission that still lasts. I am currently symptom free (except for some sleep disturbances/non-restorative sleep). Low impact aerobic exercise plus medical treatment of sleep disturbances have been very helpful.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001.