Let's Welcome Shala from Florida!

Hello @Shala,

Welcome to Living with Fibromyalgia! My name is Elana and I’m a Ben’s Friends intern. I think the diagnosis process can be one of the most frustrating things. I am sorry that you have had to go through so many tests and doctors before ending up with the Fibromyalgia diagnosis. I hope that things will get better from here on out for you now that you have a diagnosis. How are you feeling about it? On a brighter note, I noticed in your profile that you mentioned having a dog named Jolene. How is she or he? My family has a golden retriever named Carly who I love and am missing a lot now that I am back at school. To help you engage with the community, I would recommend checking out the video tutorials under the “New User Help” tab to better understand the site’s features and guidelines. There are many different discussions occurring within our community, so it may be helpful to start by using the search bar (the magnifying glass in the top right corner) to find specific topics of interest. If you feel ready for it, creating your own discussion post using the “+ New Topic” button can be a great way for other members of the community to get to know you. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Wishing you all the best,


Welcome @Shala! I can sympathize with seeing doctors constantly! I think many of us see our doctors more than we see some of our own family! I’m glad that you found our community - We look forward to getting to know you.