I am waiting go see a consultant to diagnose Fibromyalgia. For many years of telling doctors of my fatigue and exhaustion,it always fell on deaf ears. Three years ago I was diagnosed with irritable bowel and bladder. Over the last year I have chronic headaches, accompanied with stabbing pains, which seem to worsen with exersion and/or stress. One doctor said that my headaches were due to taking paracetamol, another doctor said that everyone gets tired. I had seen a rheumatologist three years ago due to lower back pain and stiffness, and pain in hands, especially in cold weather. They tested for arthritis, but this was negative. 18 months ago I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I thought the fatigue would disappear when taking thyroxin, but still I continued to fell exhausted. Six weeks ago I woke up with a stiff neck, numbness, tingling, in arms, muscle spasms in legs. I had xrays as it was thought I may have a trapped nerve, but 5 weeks later the pain was still severe and causing the headaches that I had been used to over the last year. The xrays showed no reason for the pain. I went back to the doctor(a new doctor),and expained my other symptoms and she suggested I may have Fibromyalgia. I was prescribed 10-20mg of Amitryptiline to take at night. So now I am waiting to see a consultant. I am still off work(Home Care Assistant,for local council) and this week I have to endure 2 council managers visiting me at home to identify why I am not back at work. My job involves alot of driving, which causes me pain and also the doctor told me not to drive whilst taking the Amitryptiline. I am scared I will lose my job, even though the doctor has written to them to ask for me to be put on a lighter round, but they have not yet offered me an alternative round. I was working 3/4 evenings, per week which involved 5hrs working without a break. As you can imagine I was shattered,and ached all over. I laid at home during the day before work just to be able to go in the evening. My partner never seemed tired, she also worked during the day. I felt like I'd run the London Marathon. Has anyone else had similar problems?