Last year, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I had heard of fibromyalgia, but this wasn’t something I ever expected to have. I knew I had acute pain, that never seemed to go away. Sometimes, I would start to hurt, just because the cool air of the air conditioner was blowing on me, or the heater was there to warm my joints and the painful areas, it would ease my discomfort. . The doctor said they were classic symptoms of fibromyalgia. I remembered my sister talking about her migranes. The doctor had told her that she would feel better in darkened room with air conditioning. Now I know how she was feeling. I have a good friend who has Multiple Sclerosis, and she lives where there are extremes in both winter and summer. She also has the problem with pain and needing air conditioning and heating to make her comfortable. It amazes me how many people are out there that have fibromyalgia. I didn’t realize there were so many people that were suffering with fibromyalgia. I started to think of all the people who were dealing with the conditioning without having air conditioning to help them to find some comfort. They are really strong willed people. I know I couldn’t do it without the air conditioning. Fibromyalgia affects the nerve endings. They become hypersensitive, and anything can cause severe and debilitating pain. It isn’t joint pain, but a pain that goes into the skin, and you can’t get away from. I am so glad that I have a good HVAC system in my home.