This may not be news for those better read up on the subject of FM etc. but both my family doc and FM 'friendly' rhuematologist are now stating that FM is being overdiagnosed and misdiagnosed when in fact it is Vitamin D deficiency that is being uncovered as an epidemic in the U.S. in the last couple of years. It is notable that this is being 'uncovered' about the same time that FM/CFS is getting broader exposure, recognition and awareness by patients as well as doctors. We may consume Vit D from food, most people in the U.S. are not exposed to sufficient sunlight. One doc said its not only that we're indoor working more, its a matter of less sun shining down in this part of world. He said, Vit D deficiency and FM simply do not exist in AFrica. I find that strange because rickets and osteomalacia were one of the most common problems in that part of the world. Lack of Vit D is referring to almost a complete absence in the body, producing symptoms many of us experience-pain, mental issues, fatigue, messed up sleep cycles and depression. May we understand this to be yet another scientific breakthru or more medical jibberish being offered because they're still trying to figure out FM?