With the struggles many of us have living day to day with chronic pain and illness many of us utilize support groups in one way or another. Some of us use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or apps like Ouchie to reach out and find others who struggle like us to connect to. Others attend regular meetings that are local to gain support on a more personal level. No matter what way you find support there is value to be found. I know for me at first it was so I had someone who could relate on a personal level to what I was going through. I wanted some kind of validation so I knew I was not going nuts and it truly was not all in my head as Doctors had suggested. I was hoping for resources, pamphlets, or information other than what was available through doctors offices or quick google searches. I had already spent over 7 years with little to no answers and my health was slowly begging to decline. As I built up a hidden profile on Facebook so my normal friends and family would not catch on, I started to find some groups based on my symptoms to explore and try and gain some insight. This lead me to be able to than try and discuss my issues with doctors in hopes to maybe one day getting some sort of answers other than your labs are normal and we can't find anything wrong with you.