I have been suffering with FMS for almost 5 years now, but was just finally officially diagnosed this past March. It has been a long and very frustrating ordeal as you all probably already know. I am wondering if anyone has children that seem to suffer with pain. My son who is 8 years old now has been suffering from pain in his feet and legs for as long as I can remember. Pain that makes him scream. It only happens occaisionally, but when is does nothing helps. He wants ice then heat, he won't let you even touch him. Doctors say it "growing pains". Thats what Ive heard since I was a kid too. Does anyone know is there is a connection. Have I passed this horrible condition on to him? I don't have another doctor appt. for 3 months (that sounds awesome, after having 3 a week for so long), thought someone could give me some insight.