hi, am new to this board and just read thru fm symptoms...i've had symptoms for years and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia this past summer. was tested for lyme's as well which was neg. 2 docs elimated ms just by my symptoms. i haven't read anyone explaining one of my most dreaded symptoms of all: all of my (deep tissue) muscles feel as tho they need serious flexing; this is my 'episode'. it's torturous and challenges my mental health as i lay on the floor, stretching, rolling, flexing over and over for hours. horrible...been happening for years. i get migraines once in a while/not often, once in a while get shooting pains (like the flu) all over my body and joints randomly, and at times somewhere on my body my skin is SO sensitive i can barely touch it against anything. seems to me like it's mostly on my left side. and of course there is the extreme tiredness at times. the md suggested exercise of course so i started walking daily at least a half hour at a good clip and felt somewhat better overall. now that it's dark early and i am working full time i find it difficult to get out there and walk and have almost eliminated the thought of doing it. oh----the worst symptom for me is the humidity of summer. i feel ill, weak, tired. winter gives me the aches and pains as well and i am very suceptible to what i refer to as 'fake frostbite' on my hands, feet. they swell, burn, tingle, itch. SO---how is this saga for my very first posting?????? am SO GLAD i happened onto this site cuz i know of no one personally suffering from fibromyalgia...thanks for listening.