hi, i am 38 years old and was diagnosed with fibro. three years ago. I also have terrible costochondritis and was also as of three weeks to be exact diagnosed with gastroparesis. I had a hysterectomy seven years ago and stopped taking premarin due to headaches. I know my dr. said a lot of my symptoms could be hormone related and wanted me to go back on hrt i was wondering if anyone else is in this situation and if so what HRT they are on. I don't know if it would help but i would try if i knew others had success at it and at what dosage. I have tried the patches and couldn't tolerate them because i developed a rash. Also if anyone experiences vertigo as a symptom of fibro. I would love to know if that is a fibor. symptom I sometimes feel as if i am going to fall over other times the pain is so bad it hurts to take a step. I have become very sensitive to medicines so it's difficult to find ones that work. If anyone suffers from the costochondrtis as a symptom of fibro. does anyone know of a topical antiinflammatory i could use as i cannot take any NSAID because of my stomach. Its very hard to find answers and i just now found this site. I feel like i am 90 years old (acutually i am convinced at times that any 90 year old does feel better than me). I would love any advice on treatment options or information i could try. Thanks so much. S.R.