Right out of the chute - I apologize for the long post. But, I have a FM success story! Kind of. As an infant, I sat on a needle (now you know why my login is what it is!). This wasn't discovered until my teens, and nothing was done about it until I was 39. In the interim, I was diagnosed with FM, and was nearly suicidal. If I could've gotten up off the couch . . . I would've done it. Anyway, as an EXCUSE to get some rest, I decided to have the needle removed from my back end. Long story short, the needle had broken, traveled, and was lodged in a ligament that had swollen and completely crushed my sciatic nerve. The nerve had begun telescoping back onto itself. Once the surgery removed the needle fragments, my FM symptoms have 99.9% disappeared. I've spoken with probably 10 or 12 other FM sufferers, and all have had some major nerve involvement at one point or another. . . multiple births . . . car accidents. . . tumors pressing on a major nerve . . .one had broken her tailbone numerous times. All involve some type of injury to the nerve. I see now that MRIs have pinpointed a problem at the base of some folks skulls, and others have spinal cord problems. Have any of you had major nerve involvement like me and those few I've spoken to? So now my teenagers call me "scarbutt" and I'm happy to join them in a game of tackle football to show them who's still boss!