Hi I am just wanting to get some helpful info. I have had these wierd symptoms for the last 10+ years and my doctors don't seem to be helping. Could this be fibromyalgia? I guess I am trying to Dx myslf since I am not getting much help. Here are the symptoms, Overall body pain in the muscles, neck, hips, lower back, knees and wrists, constant headaches, severe at times, a strange pain in my right side that feels like a bad, bad side ache ( the only relief for that is laying down and resting) some IBS symptoms, a strange flu like feeling in my body(without fevers) when I get really bad(kind of a flare-up situation where I feel terrible, goes away in a week or so) PMS symptoms, memory difficulties at times, anxiety over the little things, nervous most of the time and worry endlessly, find myself withdrawing from social events(don't really know why,)fuzzy head (maybe due to headaches), bad weather makes my symptoms worse, always cold and hurting, anyway that is enough. I asked my last doc about the possibility of FM and he said he really doesn't want to Dx that and put me on Ultram which upset my stomach so he put me on Vicodine and Ambein which I only take when desperate. I live daily with the symptoms and tried years ago to find the solution. Always thought it was due to a bad back which runs in my family. Went to every doc possible and then have tried Chiro's, massage therapists, ect. and still I seem to get a little worse each year. I did find out this year that I have a bit of degenerative disk disease in my L5 and S1 joint but that is the only physical thing they have found wrong with me. Doc told me to just exercise and swim. I do exercise, walk, and have recently tried water classes(the first one wiped me out for four days. I hurt all over and had a terrible headache that would not go away). I take over the counter pain pills but they never even touch my symptoms. I suffer in silience, and just pretend that I am ok. I guess I am just tired of thinking everyone lives like this and nothing is really wrong. That's what the docs are telling me. I think I would feel better if I knew I had something. That I could deal with and work on. So I am looking for answers on my own and would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks.