Hi I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. After going through 2 years of" you must be stressed." No you don't have Fibro. It is just stress. Doctor finally did all the tests (all normal of course). My pain got so bad I went to the Hospital. Guess what they said they can't help me go to your doctor. Doctor refuses any medication. Finally gives me a referal to a Reumatologist. Well Reumatolgist calls me and says if your looking for a fibromyalgia diagnosis this doctor won't give you one go to the Fibro Clinic at Elks. So I finally discover there is a someone in Boise ID that knows fibro exisits. So my first visit is walking into the clinic with no doctor referal hoping they don't throw me out. It turns out to be a physical therapy program and She gives me referals to a doctor and sleep doctor to help me. First visit I am diagnosed with Fibro. I expected to be told there were more tests to be done or something. So I am not sure how reputable the doctor is. Granted I did have a bunch of test results and a 10 page type written history of my ever worsening symptoms. So now it is Christmas Eve well I am new at this and I didn't realize just how bad I was going to feel. It had gone from back pain to little twinges in my hands and feet, then bladder pain that never went away, to terrrible back pain with shooting pains down the leg. The scary thing is at the beginning I could tell you where I hurt now I can only tell you where I don't hurt at the moment. Well anyways I called my doctor yesterday asking if I could have some pain pills because I could not cope with the pain. Well she is gone till Jan 3 and the doc on call said my chart said no narcotics. She tells me that the don't give narcotics for fibro. So I ask her what to take? She says tylenol and anti inflamitories work gresat. I am new at this and I already know I am waisting my time taking them. It doesn't even touch the pain. I tell my PT I am really hurting and tell her I hurt all over she says well thats the fibro. Apparently they can treat my back pain since my back is out of joint probably from having 3 kids but can't do much except tell me to streach for the other pain. UGH. I feel like my life as I know it has ended I am scared that the pain will get worse and I will not be able to care for my children. It is a struggle to find anything about FIbro in BOise. But my worse problem then myself is that my daughter has the same symptoms thankfully not as bad so far but immagine trying to tell someone she has fibro. I go to the doctor and tell him she is hurting all over and he looks at her muscles and says she needs some vigoroue exercise her muscle tone isn't very good. THis was right after I told him about her throwing up after 5 minutes of trying to do her gymnastics class and how if she does exercise she gets very fatigued and has pains and feels like she has the flu for a few days. It is hard enought to accept that this disease affects every movement I make but I can't handle that my 7 year old daugther is possible going to go through the same thing. This was the third doctor we have seen the first our family physican gave her antacids. Then when I was there with my 15 mo old for a well visit and I told her she was still feeling awful and couldn't sleep and tired all the time and stomach aches. He told me well you go and figure out if you have some disease or not and then we will worry about her. This is an appointment I have next month Jan 17 and he said this in NOVember. That was our last visit and we tried a doctor after that that told her she needed to get more rest duh and told me she was doing it for attention and copying me. Sorry I just don't buy a kid giving up gymnastics and bike riding and playing to get attention? Now I can see saying your sick to get out of chores but saying your too sick to go to MC Donalds or your best friends birthday party or to play on the swings out back or it hurts to much to do beads or draw her two favorite things. I am going to take her to another doctor in the same group I am going too. I finally wrote an email to the head of child rehab at the hospital and he refered me there. So there is hope final for us at least finding out what is wrong with us.