I was told a month ago that I had FM. It was actually the day before my birthday. Nice present huh? But because they wanted to rule out any muscle issues, I had muscle bi-opsies done on my left leg. That was by far the most painful thing I have had done to this point. They can numb the tissue but not the muscle. So I felt every bi-opsy they took. Anyway, I just got the word that those too came back normal, just like every test I have had run on me for the last 3 years. Which included countless MRI's, spinal tap, X-rays, gallons of blood work, you name it, I have had it done. They have told me that they are done trying to "figure this out" and are just going to treat the symptoms now. The rhuemy told me it was FM and the muscle doctor informed that she is done trying to figure this out now. She said that with PT it should just, hopefully, go away in time. But yet the rhuemy said it is a life long thing and it will get better but not go away. I feel lost and helpelss and like my doctors are playing a big game of ping pong with me. And like they have pretty much given up on me and trying to help me. I feel very much alone right now. I have been reading through some of the things posted explaining this horrible disease and they are so very very true. Thank you for posting them. My family does not know about the FM diagnosis. I just can't bring myself to tell them. My oldest doesn't even believe that FM exists. My husband knows and my 17 year old knows, but no one else. I'm very glad that there is a place like this where the people understand what I am going through and I can get some encouraging words. Thanks for letting me post on here and I'm sorry for being a "Debbie downer" today.