Hi, i'm new hear and i'm desperate for some help and guidance. I've been really depressed this last year. Being a 21 year old male i feel really alone with this cuz people think I can just make my pain go away or something. Everyone sees this young guy and assumes i'm completely healthy. Also, I don't know what my pain is cuz my symptoms don't really fit anything I've read or heard about all that well, but I figured fibro might be the closest. Here's my pain history: -About 2 years ago I started getting on and off back pain. I think I might have hurt it weight lifting. With stretching and a chiro its improved tremendously, but I can't wear anything but sneakers for more than an hour or it starts killing me -About a year ago I started getting really bad heartburn that would come like a couple times a week. Now I get heartburn every single day if I don't take Ranitidine(zantac) or prevacid regularly. You can set your clock to when i get heartburn. Sometimes I feel kind of bloated up as well like i have some backed up waste in me that won't come out. -About 7 months I started getting arm pain in my right arm while using the computer. The very next day my left arm started hurting. I don't really tingle, its more of an achy burning, stiff feeling. The thing that seems to make me very unique and unusual though is that It doesn't bother me at all when I sleep, they actually burn less after a night of sleeping. Sometimes they are slightly stiff for first 5-10 minutes when I wake up but after that, that will be the best it feels all day. Then as the day goes on and i do activities, sometimes they will begin to get stiff and burny again. They have their good and bad days. My wrists are starting to hurt and stiffen while I write this -Also about 7 months ago i started getting really bad neck pain. I would wake up at 5 am and couldn't get back to sleep cuz i couldn't get comfortable. It turns out my pillow sucked. finally one time when I woke up at 5am I drove to a 24 hour wal-mart and picked up a contour pillow out of desperation. It helped TREMENDOUSLY. I recommend you try one if you haven't. Give it a couple days. The first day I tried it i thought it wasn't that comfortable, but I think its because my neck wasn't used to being in the proper position. Now I won't sleep without it. With the pillow and my chiro my neck rarely bothers me at night now. -Ankle pain started a couple months ago when I would drive. It would get so bad i learned to drive with my left foot so I could switch off when one ankle started hurting too much. I read something about aspartame can be bad so i stopped taking it and my ankle pain went down a lot. -Also If i cross my legs for more than 30 seconds they start to fall asleep. Note: The other unusual thing that makes me wonder if I have fibro or not is that I sleep fine at night and feel refreshed in the morning. I love bed time because Its like 8 hours of escaping the pain for me. I'm sorry that some of you don't even get that escape. Some of you are in more pain than me and yet you sound like you're still not letting it get to you and you're remaining very optimistic. That's very beautiful. I hope to get like that, but its tough for me to get over the fact that i'm so young and i've had all my favorite activities stripped from me, mainly because of my arm pain and stiffness: sports (tennis, baseball, wrestling), weightlifting, and computer games.