Hello to everyone on this board. I am a new visitor and I am learning a lot. I have just been "diagnosed" with Fibro by my Rhumetologist after seeing three other doctors over the last year and a half. I say " diagnosed" because my RH.DR. says he is hesitant to diagnose Fibro in men. Guess what...I'm a man. So I am confused and bewilldered by his exressions, by this diagnosis, by Fibro itself, I am so unsure of myself and so unsure of what is happening to me that I am actually scared. I have read up on the basics of Fibro and my symptoms fell right in line, when the Dr. did the tender point exam I could not believe he was finding all of these very painful spots. He just put his hands right into them and I let out a few yelps from the pain he was causing. So I am here and just beginning this road. I feel angry and resentful (of what exactly I can't tell) that I have not chosen this road but it has chosen me. But, anyway, thanks for your help, for being here, for there to be a place where I can go and get comfort. Thanks, Again, J.