Hi, My name is Liz and I just joined this board. I have had Fibro most of my life probably from birth. I had symtoms when I was in grade school and in high school and then they seemed to ease up over a 15 year period until 1986 when I started having pains in my chest and arms that my family thought was a heart attack. It took several Dr.s before I found one that knew about Fibro and he diagnosed me. I fought off and on with the pain until 1992 when I started having so much pain and agony that I couldn't work anymore. Since then it's been mostly down hill all the way. I think I am at my very worst now. In June of 2007, I was dxd with Cancer and had surgery. Since then it's like falling down a hill day after day. I just can't get better. The main reason I joined today was to ask a question about something that has been bothering me for a long time and it's started to worsen also. I've had this particular problem for several years. After I eat I get extremely hot in my abdomen and my back to the point of feeling like my skin is sunburned. It lasts for quite a while and even in the winter I have a fan blowing on me. Does anyone else have this problem? My Dr. can't figure it out, she's never heard of anything like it. Another problem I've having now is being either freezing cold or burning up. I wake in the night just feeling like I've been sleeping outside in a snow storm. I am freezing and can't seem to get warm. I pile on sweats and put my hood up over my head and bury myself in blankets. I'm shivvering so bad my husband has to cover me up. Then a couple hours later I wake up dripping wet with sweat and heat. I frequently wake up cold and sweaty. This has just happened in the last few weeks. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks for any help you might have. I'm hurting so bad now that I feel like the death angel is stalking me.