I don't know if anyone here can help me or not. I have hashimoto's. However, I have problems that my endo tells me are not due to my throid. My gp wonders if it is Fibro. He sent me to a neuro who ruled out MS (and also insulted me) and nerve entrapment. I was due to see a rhemetologist, but dh lost his job. He recently began another one so we will at some point be going to a rheumy, but I am not sure when. The issues I have come and go. I have periods where I feel pretty good and others when I am lucky to be getting anything done at all. I have been told more times than I care to hear that I must be depressed or worn out. I have 6 dc so you can only imagine what people think of me. My children are not the isse and I am not depressed at all. Frustrated? You betcha!! I often have achiness in my joints and muscles. I have the full body flu-like feeling and I also have focused pain. This began on one side (my right hand). It has now progressed to where it effects at one time or another my entire right arm from hand to shoulder, left arm, right hip, left hip, left foot, right and left lower leg. It causes me to walk funny at times. It may last from a day to a week at most. It might be one area or several. It may be accompanied with general achiness or not. I also get pain in my lymph nodes in my groin (esp right side) but they do not appear to be enlarged. At times I run a low grade fever, but it is usually not too noticable to me. I find out by accident. My skin hurts at times. This effect my scalp down to my groin. It feels like sunburn and may effect all areas or just a certain area. It is usually just my back, top of my head and groin. Not usually my chest. I get wierd itchy rashes from the sun. I have had wierd episodes that scared me into seeking help. I felt like I was unable to speak. THankfully this only occured one time. Other times, I felt like I was on autopilot and I needed to think through every single turn I made while I was driving so I could make it home. I get tired, but I am not tired as I imagine CFIDS makes you. I never thought of it until a friend mentioned it to me. My dh read it and felt strongly that it could be me. I am so frustrated!! If you have any thoughts please post them. If you have further questions I can try to answer them. I am tired now so I will go.