Hi. I'm new here too. I've had fibro for 17 years. I find I can lose a bit of weight but give up as soon as my fibro flares just feeling like what's the use or I'll do better tomorrow. I started gaining weight 25 years ago when we found out our daughter had autism. I got into the habit of using food to make myself feel better and now I am here with 110 extra pounds. I also found if I am hurting eating a LOT of sweets helps the pain a bit. Of course long term it hurts more to carry the weight. I now seem to use food for any discomfort. I would be glad to hear about others experience with dealing with fibro.