I'm sure my story is alot like some of yours. My confusion is that after 8 yrs. pain I have now been diagnosed with fibro. I had lumbar surgery last July. I still have constant pain on top of my other pain. It has been suggested that the fibro will cause the pain to feel worse than normal. Does anyone know if that is possible. Also I suffer from chronic ear pain with no known cause. It feels like an ear infection. I even had my jaw joint cleaned out for TMJ. Any info would be appreciated.