Any of you have advice on finding out if you have FM or not. My Dr. is very understanding, and often when I go into her she has said you really have a lot of the symptoms of Fibromayalgia, but it appears I am missing the main ones. I don't have the kind of widespread, dibilitating pain that you all seem to have. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for that, but really wish I had an answer for all the other things I DO have. the main thing I have in common with you all is that when I go to the Dr.(s) and describe some of the stuff they just kind of shrug and look at me like its psycological. I do sometimes have pain in a few if the places described if you hit them just right, but never seem to when the Dr. checks and then only in a few - not the required 11. I have a host of other things though. I get arthritis like pain in the joints of my right hand, weird muscular pain about the size of a half dollar that kind of travels around my right calf, shin splints, pain in a small spot right at the base of my skull on the left side of my neck, these weird episodes of a sensation that my head is rapidly falling to one side accompanied by this kind of electrical "hum" that flashes across the base of my skull, but it only lasts a second and I never seem to actually move my head. Funky very quick balance related things. When I sit at the computer for any length of time I get this sense of pressure building in my head and ears. If I continue to sit and work, I eventually wind up with a headache that lasts all day and makes me naseasu (sp?). Little pains in my ribs shoulder and collar bone that are almost like the cramps you get from breathing to hard. Painful swelling of my fingers - like when I was pregnant. I also have a bunch of heart arrythmias (PVC's) that the cardiologist says are benign, but scare the hell out of me. These symptoms seem to wax and wain in periods of about 3 weeks in duration. Does this describe any of you that have been diagnosed. I am so frustrated. I guess I just want to know what is wrong with me. Sometimes I just get so scared that I have some heart or circulatory condition that the Dr.s are just missing and it is going to kill me, leaving my little boy without his mommy! I know you all aren't Dr.s, but the Dr.s aren't doing anything for me anyway, so what the heck. Maybe I'll get some advice that will help me be less afraid. Thanks!!