I have been thinking that this DD maybe caused by Anxiety. Not knowing how to deal with emtional pain and physical pain. I live with the Fight or Flight in full gear every day since I was about six, I'm 58. It is something that I can't turn off. I think that being this way has affected my whole body. I have noticed that when I go on vacation and away from my family that I feel 90% better.The only pain that I have is from my injury from work. I have been out of work since 1987 and I get SSD & Workman comp for that. I recently was gone for five weeks. I slept 9 hours a night every single night that I was gone. At home I don't get a good night sleep.The FM pain is almost gone. I went to garage sales with my daughter for five hours one saturday. It never bothered me.If I was at home I would have spent the next three days in bed. When I lived in St.Pete ( we have been here for four years) and went to the beach, every time I went across the bridge to the beach it felt as though I was able to leave all the pain behind. I was able to walk the beach almost pain free. I usually spent four hours at the beach. It was so peaceful, just the beach and me.Just to be alone and not have a care in the world for a little while seems to lift me up some. Once I leave the beach and cross the bridge the pain comes back. This may sound strange but it does happen.It seems that what I experience with the pain might be tied to anxiety. Anxiety can do such damage to ones system. If you have an over load and don't know how to process it the right way I believe that we store it in our body some how. I am speaking for my self. I know this to be true for me at least. I have been pain free when I don't have any anxiety. Some of the FM symptons are gone too. But, this only happens when I am away from what or who is causing me anxiety. I went to the doctors in 1995 and asked her if I am causing the anxiety or is there something inside of me ( illness) causing it. Her answer was one word. PROZAC. That was all she said. I never took it. I needed a better answer than that.I have learned so much by comming to this place. I feel like I'm not crazy and not going to die. It has been such a big help. I used to keep a medical journal for years until one day I could write the word FIBROMYALGIA across the page. I had an answer to all my symptons. Why did you have all the test that you just had? did you ask for them or did the doctor say to have them? I have never had any test done. The doctor just checked the tender points. I have made a list of test that have been mentioned here and am going to ask the doctor about them when I see her next month. I still think that anxiety plays a part in this. Thank-you for listening to me. I would appreciate your thoughts on the anxiety. GAIL PS. When I run into some rough times I take Valium. One or two does the trick.