Hello Everyone. This is my first post here and I'm not entirely sure what to say. I've been a member of another forum over the past two years for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (a life threatening condition of pregnancy that basically caused my body to violently reject all food and drink for the duration of my pregnancy). After giving birth to my daughter (now 18 mo old), I've progressively gone downhill in my health. Symptoms that were once merely an annoyance have become debilitating. Several members of my HG boards have also recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so I suspect (as do they) that our pregnancy conditions were likely a trigger. My physician keeps putting me off for a legitimate check. So far my Thyroid has been checked ("within normal range"), Lupus came back negative as well as various other tests that I'm unaware of what they mean. One thing that came back was a very low Vitamin D level - not sure what that means. I feel really awful, like I am living with a perpetual flu. My body aches so bad sometimes that I just want to cry. My joints get shooting pains, my hair is falling out in large masses (clogging the vacuum cleaner and drains and can be found virtually everywhere), I'm SO tired all the time and with my four children (three of which have disabilities), I'm struggling to keep up. And then there are the other issues....so far my list is long but the most recent symptoms are the ones that are causing me to feel as if I'm losing my mind. Recent Symptoms (within the last 1-3 years) ? Short term memory loss or difficulty in recall from only minutes before. Forgetting parts of conversations or answers to questions I had for someone, etc. Forgetting entire conversations in some cases. ? Speech changes – stammering, slurring words or mixing sounds of several words at once (like having verbal dyslexia??? If there is such a thing?) – reading (especially aloud) is nearly impossible. ? Periodic confusion or hard time concentrating – lasting several minutes sometimes. I often struggle to grasp & retain information if it is too long to read through/more than a paragraph. Verbal instruction can cause similar problems and often have to be repeated back a few times. Driving has become dangerous: I have found myself in a foggy version of “auto pilot”, forgetting how I got to where I am, etc. I do not feel safe driving anymore. This is a HUGE disruption in my life!! ? Inability to think of words (esp. nouns) when speaking. My family has grown used to playing a twisted version of charades when trying to communicate with me. Often I have to point, or give adjectives to describe the thing I’m referring to. ? Sunburn easily (within minutes & even through clothing – followed immediately by horrible muscle aches & fatigue as if coming down with the flu) ? Hair loss (thinning hair, it used to be thick) – Thyroid tests already done and deemed “normal” ? Frequent achy muscles in shoulders/neck/back/arms ? Unexplained “pains” in upper arms, calves or thigh muscles that come and go – feels as if I had a fresh work out the day before but I didn’t ? Often feel as if I’m “coming down with something” but rarely ever get symptoms of anything significant ? Muscle & joint stiffness after resting (mornings are especially bad or after sitting for long periods of time) ? Joint discomfort or stiffness - particularly feet, knees, hands, elbows, shoulders (worsened in the last 1-3 yrs) ? Light sensitivity (visually) ? Extreme Fatigue – no matter the amount of sleep ? Anxiety – not always stress induced, sometimes I feel panicky for no apparent reason at all Anyway, I'm struggling to get in with my physician - the appt this time is over a month out still. She knows that Fibromyalgia is a concern and even stated so in her last letter - she also has been aware at how miserable I am, but no sense of urgency on her part to get to a root cause and a remedy to some of my symptoms. I'm really hoping that I can find support here and guidance as to what I should be doing as I'm feeling pretty helpless right now. Thank you in advance.