This seems like a very nice bunch of folks here. I'm not sure I have Fibro but I am trying to rule things out one at a time. The MD says my pain is tendonitis while the Chiro/ND says it's food related. Neither of their protocals have helped. I do have a cronic case of eczema that seems to be related somehow. I am an active 50 year old male. Blessed with a happy homelife, strong faith and positive outlook on life. About six months ago the mild (I think bursitis) in one shoulder flared to pain in both shoulders, hip, jaw and knee. Joints snap and pop with pain in the surrounding muscles. I'm not able to sleep comfortably. My mom has Fibro and that leads me to believe that's what it is. I have tried Guai therapy and am cautiously hopeful but have not implemented the full protocal. I do not want to sound like a whiner but a 50 person should not have to have his wife help put his coat on, plus I have a nine year old that needs me (and I need) to play with. Thank you already for the imformative board you have here.