Hi...hoping you can give me some direction. I've "diagnosed myself" with fibro but have yet to see a doctor about it. I have always had chronic migraines, so when I started getting them more often, I just shrugged it off. I've also always had IBS, and that has gotten worse lately, too. Then in 2004, I tore the tendon in my left knee. The first ortho told me that it was all due to weight and I needed to lose weight. (Which I DO, but that certainly isn't my only problem.) About 11 months ago, my RIGHT knee started hurting, and the muscles in my legs started aching, too...enough that it was waking me up at night. Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm 43, I work full-time at a very stressful job and have a 2.5 year old son, and he doesn't like to sleep, either, so I put a lot of my "symptoms" off as coming from lack of sleep. For at least the last nine months, I've had almost-constant muscle and joint pain, severe exhaustion, constant headaches, frequent IBS, achy back and hips...you name it, it hurts. All of this pain leads me to being depressed and upset. Plus, I'm having trouble remembering things, which is NOT like me at all. In a conversation yesterday, I could NOT remember what a phone booth was called! This frustrates me, as I've always been fairly intelligent and well-spoken. In researching, I really do think I have fibro. My husband thinks I'm a hypochondriac, and I haven't even approached my doctor yet. He already gives me a hard time about meds for chronic migraines, and I'm afraid he's going to think I'm just after more meds. I just want to be able to rest, and not be in constant pain, and to be able to play with my son without wincing in pain when he climbs up on me. Where would you start first? Can you give me any suggestions? I live in DE and have not heard of any "fibro-friendly" doctors here, either. I just feel like I'm up against a brick wall, and that upsets me even more. Any suggestions and comments would be appreciated. Thanks so much.