I've read a lot about lyme disease and FM having similar symptoms since finding this wonderful website. But, I always thought you had to be bitten by a tick or something to get lyme disease. I had unexplained partial hearing loss in my left ear back in 1999, along with my body going numb on the right side. ER doctors told me they could find no reason for it (as usual). I still get a high pitch sound in my left ear every once in a while, like when you hit a tuning fork. I was diagnosed with FM back in 1996, when I was in my 20's. What can you all tell me about this?