Well guys, I got the results of the bloodwork from my new rheumy, and he says I may not have FM. Instead, it looks like I have an autoimmune disorder that causes the lining of the blood vessels to spasm, causing a lot of the same symptoms, plus an increased possibility of nasty blood clots. I think he called it antiphospholipid (APL) antibody syndrome. What clued the doctor into doing the test was what he described as a mottled look to the skin on my arms and legs. This is something I never noticed, nor did any of my doctors in the 16 years I've been having symptoms. The only abnormal blood value they found was an elevated "Cardiolipin AB (antibody?) IGM". He has me taking Plaquenil, which is often given to folks with lupus (although he doesn't think I have that) to control autoimmune responses. Chances are 50-50 it will work, but that's better than nothing, which is where I'm at now. I'm also taking an aspirin a day for the clotting--so much for guai . Anyway, I should know within a month whether this will help. I am so grateful my internist suggested going to a teaching hospital. Otherwise, this never would have been found. It just goes to show that you should never become complacent with a diagnosis that begins and ends with FM. Even if you do have FM, it doesn't rule out having something else that needs treatment!