I will be 22 on February 18. I have been living with fibro since I was 18 and have been told many things. However, I actually posted a discussion a few days ago regarding having children. Search in the discussion search "getting pregnant and having children." People on here had a lot of kind words and advice for me, and I feel it will do you well also. No, your life is not over, but your quality of life depends on how bad your fibro is, along with, in my opinion, your financial well-being. A lot of us with fibro, it seems to me, are low income or become low income with no insurance and no job, often times (this is so for me) because of their fibro. With no money, insurance, or job, things can get pretty difficult. Also, a good support system is important. For me, my support system has always been my husband, but I am gaining a support system via this online support group.
So, basically, my advice is this:
Keep working as long as you can. If you are able to make money, do it. If you have a good support system, utilize them. If you have a job with insurance, keep it as long as possible. If you have to, figure out how to get less hours or a lower stress position, but by all means KEEP YOUR JOB AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
Personally, I left my job thinking it would make me feel better because I was told "it is all because of stress; or "It's because of work." by some doctors. I left my job without any real plan. I had benefits, I qualified and was already utilizing FMLA, and I could provide more than half of the support for myself and my husband. Now, attempting to find a job is impossible. Since I left that job, I went to work at another low stress job, and I got fired for missing work due to incredible sleeping problems involving insomnia. I tried to work at another job, but I was going through a flare up at the time and could barely stand(the job required I be on my feet for extended hours).
If you do have to leave your job, make sure that you discuss it with your doctors first so that there is someone else aware of what's going on. Then, make sure in your resignation letter, you include pain & stress due to fibromyalgia as the reason for resignation.