I am a 50 yr old woman who has had FM for 10 yrs, and I am feeling better than I was 3 or 4 years ago. I am still feeling horrible compared to regular people. I have the usual constant ache, muscle spasms, the fibro fog, migrains, bowel problems,Reynauds syndrome, put the milk in the cupboard, etc. My question is this...I also have had 9 hernias in the last 10 years. The first two were inquinal hernias, which my first Dr. said that women could not get. He was wrong. I have had three hiatal hernias so large that my stomach has gone compmetely into my chest, causing me not to be able to eat anything but smoothies (w/protein powder). I am wondering if there could be any connecting between the FM and the paper thin abdominal muscles.??