I've been dx'ed with fibro for two years but i'm pretty sure i've had it longer. Anyone with Firbro or CFS knows that there are a whole lot of symptoms that go with these syndroms so how can you tell the difference. My left leg has been hurting for over a week right now from the butt to thiagh(sp) area all the way down to the knee. Even the water therapy didn't help it and all i did was hang there the last time i went. I have a dr. appointment tomorrow morning with my fibro dr. but nothing is touching the pain. I'm taking darvocet and soma along with a whole lot of other pills just to get to sleep and sometimes that doesn't even help. I guess what makes me question this is my mom called and told me her boyfriend died this morning. He had a heart attack and went into surgery and they put in stints but he died because his blood preassure just kept dropping and there was nothing they could do about it. So basicly he died cause he didn't have a high enough blood preasure to keep him alive. Now granted he was in his 70's like my mom but he was very concious of his health and watched his colestral and worked out and did all the right things. He called my mom and said she needed to get right there cause he needed to go to the doctor. He didn't complain of any chest pains or any pains on his left side. He was sweating a lot and said he didn't feel good and that was it. Anyways we all have so many different symptoms how do we know which ones we need to go to the hospital for or just wait till our next doctors appointment. I guess this has just really thrown me because some of us do have pains that shoot down our left arm or left leg, which is one of the first things people who have heart attacks are asked. You know I don't know if this is really a question or not anymore or if it is a way to vent. Either way I thank you for reading and answering if you think there is a question in here somewhere. Also I know there is a pray board but if you could just maybe say a quick prayer for my mom. She has now had to watch two men she has loved die. My dad from lukemia and now Don from low blood preasure.