I've just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia yesterday by a pain specialist after years of everyone tossing me into psychiatry whenever I complained about pain because my pain started with sensitivity to needle sticks and tactile defensiveness (I do have some sensory processing issues and a developmental disability too). It was such a relief. One thing the doctor said to carry on with was some kind of work. Which suits me because I will fall apart without the structure of going to work daily and my entire identity is wrapped up in work. But getting to work entails a 1 hour commute where I usually can't get a seat. It's almost impossible to get work near home because I work in a very specialized field and there aren't any work places near my home and moving isn't an option either given the mad housing prices where my work place is. I wonder, how do others with fibro and a lot of fatigue travel on public transport? I can't get anyone to give me a seat because I look like a teenager even though I'm in my 30's and people will give me looks when I sit down on the train and someone who looks kind of old gets on. Mind, I dont even take the reserves seats for the elderly and physically disabled, just the regular seats and I get looks already. I used to take uber but it does add up and with paying a psychiatrist and pain specialist, I can't afford to uber all the time now.