I have been battling Fibromyalgia for a long time but only came to recognize it over the last 4 years. At first when mentioning many symptoms to the doctor, he just passed it off and didn't really think I had a problem with it. Later on when I found out that my sister was diagnosed and then my brother mentioned that he had been diagnosed as well, he then thought that this thing was an heredity thing. I have been asking questions in here and also listened to some information on MPS and it is the MPS that seems to be the culprit more than FM. I learned about TrP awhile back before I knew anything about these "conditions". The way I learned about TrPs was when a chiropractor was giving me an adjustment and used a kiniesiology approach. He began to massage certain TrPs and I thought I would go through the roof. When he taught me a little bit about it, it was enough to put me on guard to wherever I was having a problem, I would go and search where it hurt the most and apply the pressure. I think that acupressure was more the operative technique than kineisiology unless they are both actually the same thing. I could feel the tension ease up when I would do these things. Having learned about MPS, the range of symptoms and then learning a bit about neurotransmitters, that if they were not getting the appropriate "food" to transmit out to the various places they were responsible for, that particular area was in trouble. Having said all this, I come to the main source of this question. Can Chronic Edema be a problem dealing with the poor balance of a neurotransmitter? I wouldn't think of even asking this question if it were not for my Infectious Disease doctor. He knows how much water I gain when battling the cellulites and one day asked me what did I see when I looked in the mirror. I thought, "are you crazy? I see a fat lady."... to which he said it before I got a chance to blurt it out to him. He said, "I bet you think that what you see if fat but it iasn't. What you are looking at is predominantly water." I just stared at him. All through these years of battles, I just figured it was the obesity. It was hard to comprehend that I could have that kind of severe edema. I know when I had my children, I had an enormous amount of water even to the point with my son, the doctor said my water had not broke yet. I was stunned because so much poured out of me at the house, outside the hospital entry, up on the maternity floor on the scale where even the nurses observed it gushing out of me. Also when I have been admitted into the hospital for the cellulites, the last two times, I ended up losing about 30 lbs of water in just about 5-6 days!! So what does anyone have to say about this? Is it possible that something is not transmitting so that certain factors are not working that should be that will cause this kind of situation? Even now as I speak, I have such pressure in my legs that are very tight and I know what is going on. Let it be known, I am not a SALT person and I don't have high blood pressure and I don't have a sugar problem. Those have been tested and I am diagnosed with those conditions in spite of how the doctors want to lay it on me because many other things would have the answer to its origin. It is horrible to live like this. The water pressure is so bad and it is no good for any episodes with the cellulites that I have been managing at home for the last 6 months instead of going into the hospital. So, again, what say anyone in respect to this EDEMA SUBJECT. Thanks for responding.