I had just recently seen a new rheumy last week. Although he was kind of brash and "old school", he was the only rheumy I ever saw who actually spent an hour with me and gave me a fuller examination. He had told me something that I NEVER knew about FM. He said I was double jointed (hypermobility I think is the medical term), and that I was pre-disposed to getting FM. He seemed like the kind of doctor who might engage in more conversation once he has seen you for a while, but not at first. Unfortunately, I had extra poor sleep the night before and I was having a bad case of brain fog, so I didn't ask too many questions, just listened to what he had to say. Of course, being who I am, the next day I went searching on the internet about hypermobility or double jointed info and I just couldn't believe how they described me perfectly. I have often wondered how at the age of 8 through 10, I was able to take tap, ballet, jazz and expecially...............acrobatics. I was so incredibily limber, I could do back flips, cartwheels and so many more "acrobatic" things than others in my class, or at least I was able to pick up on it much quicker. I laugh now because if I had attempted to do any of those things later in life, I would wind up in the hospital for months, LOL. I remember my mom taking me to the doctor when I started to experience a lot of pain issues, such as pain in the lower back, calf pain something terrible, hip pain, and I was so young. The doctors told my mother it was "growing pains", which I had found out is a typical answer for children and young teens who are experiencing problems becuase of hypermobility. I used to tell my mom that it shouldn't hurt to grow, and I was right. The doctors all thought I was trying to seek attention, or was a "young hypochondriac", when in reality it could have been because I was double jointed.........and in my later teens developed fibromyalgia along with TMJ. When I reaserched the information, what the doctor had said was right, maybe I was pre-disposed to get this. It sounds really strange, but it was kind of like a relief for me, not that it helps now though, I still have the FM regardless of how I got it, but I really thought it was interesting. Has anyone else been diganosed or just told by a doctor that you may be double jointed? Hugs, Chelz.