Hi to everyone, I have been reading several postings and have come to realize that I am in the right place. There are several things going on with my system at once. Hypothyroidism; Insulin Resistance; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Fibromyalgia; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autoimmune Asthma/Several environmental allergies; Sleep Apnea;and finally... Vitiligo. Sheesh, it seems like I am forgetting some... I don't even know how long I have been suffering from FMS, but I have only recently (little over a year) been diagnosed. I have tried several muscle relaxabts, anti-depressants, non-steroidal anti-flammatory meds, but to NO AVAIL--still have problems sleeping, and continual flare-ups one after another. I gave up on anti-depressants as they have contributed to my weight gain. My general practioner seems to believe that FMS is a real condition but she is not wanting to rush into prescribing narcotics. I did not either. However, I have had no success on these other meds I am about ready to ask for Xanax. Does anyone have anything positive to say about Xanax? I know that it is addictive but I am tired of constantly being tight and wound up. I have high levels of anxiety and I know that is largely from the fact that I have untreated Sleep Apnea. I am unable to use the breathing apparatus I should be using every night due to clausterphobia and anxiety. My sleep doctor put me on Ambien and I have been on it for a couple of months now. It works pretty good, but I just don't really want to stay on it due to the extra amount of grogginess I have the next morning--added to the fatigue I already contend with. I see my doc on September 18th. Another thing that I thought I might try is physical therapy. Do not know much about it, but I know that using their hot tub would be worth getting the referral for alone. Does anyone have a positive experience with physical therapy? Last question...Does anyone know if I will only continue developing autoimmune conditions as long as I have mercury fillings in my mouth? I am going to ask if my doc will test me for metal poisoning as well. I hope that y'all didn't get bored reading this long-winded intro! It is really nice getting to know everyone and hearing their frustrations, experiences, and ideas. Thank you so much for all being supportive! God Bless!