Hi everyone. Though I have not been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I hope you won't mind me posting my story and questions here. Last February, I began suffering with Interstitial Cystitis. This June, as I was trying to battle this, I suddenly began experiencing chest pain. After many normal heart tests results at the ER, I was finally diagnosed with Costochondritis. After this, other strange symptoms quickly followed. Here is a list of the problems I have been experiencing: Forehead tension Inner tremors Heart palpitations/fast heart-rate Severe ear congestion and cold symptoms w/out reason Jaw pain/jaw popping Swollen lymph nodes Nausea Sometimes feeling sore to the touch all over Lots of numbness and tingling all over my body Muscle stiffness I have been researching fibromyalgia and because of these symptoms, and because fibromyalgia is a sort of "sister disease" to interstitial cystitis, am suspecting that I have it. However, I understand that the main symptom of fibro is pain. I do have random sore spots all over my body -- places that hurt when I press on them -- and I do get random aches and pains frequently that aren't really severe and don't last long. But I don't really feel that my body hurts all over. The secondary symptoms -- the weird, uncomfortable stuff -- is what's bothering me. So I'm not sure if I'd really be a classic fibro case. I have been tested for allergies and thyroid disease, have had nerve conductor tests and many, many blood tests. All normal. When I ask a doctor about fibromyalgia, they look at me like I've just sprouted a second head. They're generally convinced that it's "anxiety" and tell me to take Tylenol. I know my body better than that. I'm hoping that some of you kind people could tell me whether you think considering fibromyalgia is unreasonable considering my symptoms. Should I find a rheumatologist, and is it difficult to find a good one who will test for fibro? Also, I believe that I have developed depression as a result of this, so advice on coping with all of this would be great, too. Thank you so much. -Megan By the way, I just turned 21 and am a college student living in Washington state.