Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here. Married mom, 3 kids, early 40s, sedentary life and a whole lotta PAIN. Been in pain for y-e-a-r-s and basically get the "male cow excrement" attitude from the MDs. I am soooo tired of being in pain. Back, hips, feet and now knees. And elbows and hands seem to be going too. They foudn arthritis in lower back and sacro-iliac joint and prescribed pain killers that, um,don;t really kill the pain. Any new pain they just tell me to take Tylenol #3's which bring other side effects... I need to lose weight but am too much pain to exercise, but if I go to the docs they just see a big mama and can't get any further than telling me to lose weight. Vicious circle. Anyhoo, I decided to try a naturopath and she said she thinks I have FM, which I why I came on the web and googled my way over to this site... So can I consider myself DX'd?? Or should I follow up with a "regular" doc? It would be a kind of relief to have an Official name for my problem(S) instead of just being this whiny wimpy person who can hardly do anything most of the time. Thanks for listening.