Hello Everyone, I am so happy to find this board. I am so sad and really am in need of support. I am sure that everyone has heard these stories 1000 times so I am grateful for anyone listening to me. I have just recovered from a severe kidney disease that has completely wiped me out... However, my kidneys have improved but I feel worse than ever. My rheumatoid factor levels were very high but RA was ruled out. My rheumatologist told me that I have FM due to fatigue, tender points, and so many endless symptoms. I have done a lot of my own research and I am convinced that I have do have FM. I have actually thought this for some time even prior to the kidney disease. It seems as if the kidney disease brought on a major flare up though. I am always exhausted and in pain. A little background.... I am 31, my name is Jennifer, I am married with four children (9,7,5,2) I work full time and SOMETHING has got to give. I feel as if I can hardly go on another day. The rheumatologist told me that yes I do have FM but it is basically in my head and is just something I have to deal with. There is nothing that can be done. I need to learn to live with the pain. I left his office in tears because I can't fathom the rest of my life this way. I am continuing to work but that is becoming impossible. I know I need to see a specialist but not sure how to find one. I guess I have rambled enough. I just need to talk to someone. My husband is supportive but does not understand what is happening to my body. I think he alternates between believing me and not. Thanks if you are still reading. I know I am rambling and not making much sense.