I don't remember inviting "arther" to the fm party, so apparently he has just recently decided to crash right on in. I'm finding all sorts of new symptoms as the fm progresses (I know they say this is not progressive, but mine sure does seem to be). Oh well, something new and exciting every week.... Now all of a sudden on top of everything else, Every joint in my body is throbbing and really hurts. My hands, fingers and wrists seem to be the worst, but it's also hurting in my elbows, knees and ankles. Somedays, I just can't seem to catch a break... I am still very thankful for those good days, though they just seem to get father apart and last for a lot shorter time than they used to. Is this common? Anyone have any feedback on this. I'm supposed to go for more blood work again next week. After all of this time, and having previously been on thyroid medication a couple of years ago, I just found out that they haven't even checked that any of these last few times I've had the bloodwork done. I suppose we really do have to take charge of our own health (including suggesting our own tests)...more than I realized.