hello everyone, i just found this board and have been reading many of the posts. i'm getting more and more confused! LOL i was diagnosed w/FM last month, but have felt the symptoms for almost 3yrs. since then i've researched and researched and find so many different things that sometimes i just get mind boggled, as i'm sure many of you have. i've found that diet, hormones, and neurotransmitters are often mentioned, along with all the symptoms i've experienced. i experience hypoglycemic episodes (which aggrevate the heck out of me), sleep disturbances, foggy mind, mood swings and depression, IBS, high yeast, and your typical aches and pains in both muscles and joints. the ded a SED rate on me but it came back fine, but i noticed that many of you have a high SED rate....is there anyone that hasn't had a high rate? my thyroid is fine, lupus test was negative, as well as the RA test. to be honest, sometimes i feel like i'm just a Quack who complains a lot....but i KNOW i have severe pain and get depressed sometimes for no reason. and boy....can i be irritable! LOL however, you still feel like a big goober sometimes b/c nothing is pinpointed on the labs. i have a wonderful and brilliant chiro in my hometown, however i do not live there anymore. he suggested a all raw fruit and veggie diet - however, i failed to mention my hypoglycemia. (i guess i'll do that next time :-/ ) has anyone tried a diet like this? i was like "uuugggghhhh!!" when he mentioned it. lol but he did say it would cure it b/c FM was a result of leaky gut, and the diet would heal the intestinal tract. he said it inevitably led to colon cancer, too. (YUCK!) i'm curious to see if anyone else has braved this eating method. also, how do hypoglycemic individuals change their diet to fit the FM? if anyone knows of a good doctor in the nashville, tn area, i would be most grateful for the recommedation. i'm going to try to find the good doctor list and see if any are on there. OH, and do most people get diagnosed w/FM first or after another diagnosis?? well, i've rambled enough and most likely will do more if i don't stop here. i'm looking forward to talking with everyone. maybe you all can motivate me to stop eating all the junk i do! hehe it's soooo hard, tho....but, so is the FM, right? at 31 i'm learning not to love it. lol anyway, thanks for listening and any info you might have regarding my questions.