After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, one begins to think back at to what might have caused this to happed. I took a flu shot in November-December of 2000 at work. I was contacted by the nurse at work and she told me the flu shots that I had received was not up to strength and that if I wanted, I could take another one. She said that the flu vaccine that the company received was not up to strength and that the shot I took probably would not prevent the flu. I deceided against taking another shot and a few weeks later started getting sick. I got so sick that in January I missed two weeks work. I was sick with a upper respiratory infection that would not go away. Three times I came back to work only to be sent home by my boss because of the deep cough and fever. He could see that I was still very sick. I could not believe what was happening because within three days I could usually get over anything. Even when I returned to work I was so fatigue that I could barly last thru the day. I would go home and go straight to bed and on weekins I would stay in bed. I could not do any housework, cook or shopping. During lunch I would close the door to my office and lay down in the floor. I finally had to quit my job and then was diagnosed with FM.