Hello. I am a 39 yr old female mother of two that has been suffering with leg pain for quite some time now. I was first diagnosed with RLS but when the medications for this did not ease the pain at all, the doctor said that wasnt what I had and put me on neurotin 300 mg 3x/day. That eased the pain somewhat, but not completely. I have been doing some researching of my own, with the symptoms I have and found fibromyalgia and am thinking that may be what it is. I have leg pain that is like a dull ache that throbs at times that starts around my butt and shoots down my legs. The joints hurt the most (hip, knee, ankle), but the pain is continuous throughout the length of my legs. My left leg is worse then my right. Both of my feet have tingling in them and I get what I will call "charlie horse" in my stomach. I call it that because it is the same feeling I get in my legs at times but its in my abdomen. The leg pain almost feels like it is deep, down to the bone. My hands and feet are always cold and I suffer from frequent severe migraines (which was diagnosed by my neurologist who said they are hereditary...from my mother) I have bumps, like knots on my arms and torso. They are under the skin and have no discoloration and do not hurt or change in size. I am not sure if the bumps or the abdominal pains are associated with this or not, but I have seen where others with fibro have the same thing. The leg pain is affecting my sleep. I havent been to sleep yet since yesterday. I am so tired, yet when I lay down I am in more pain. The pain is more irritating then anything, to the point I just want to cry because I am so tired yet cannot go to sleep. I would classify it as a moderate pain. I have it throughout the day, but notice it more at night when its time for bed or when I am relaxing of an evening, watching tv with my husband. Once I do get to sleep, usually anywhere from 4-10 am I end up sleeping until 2-4 in the afternoon. And thus starts a vicious cycle. I do not have insurance so going to a doctor at this point is kinda out of the question. I do not work outside of the home and at this point almost couldnt if I wanted to because of the lack of sleep. I am depressed most of the time with some anxiety. I always feel anxious, like a kid at christmas time...like I cant wait for something special, but nothing is coming up to be anxious about. I have also tried relaxing in a tub of hot water (sometimes 2-3 times a night) and sometimes that works, but most of the time it doesnt. Obviously the lack of sleep is causing me to be irritable with my husband and children. I have tried several things to assist with the pain, as I mentioned before, neurotin, loratab, vicodin, OTC tylenol, advil, naproxin, tramadol, flexeril, and things to make me tired enough to sleep thru the pain like OTC sleep aids, allergy medication, but NOTHING works. The loratab wakes me up, makes me hyper, as does the vicodin. I feel like I have chronic fatigue. And have absolutely NO energy to do anything. I have to make myself prepare meals and clean up afterward. Thankfully I have a very supportive husband that does assist me in the daily household chores of laundry, vacuuming, dusting, dishes, etc. But I feel like I should be doing this as he works a full time job out in the weather working lots of overtime and is called out sometimes at all hours of the night. And there are times when I feel so bad I just dont want to do anything. At times, I feel like he thinks I am just making excuses. He tells me I need to make myself get up at a decent time but when I cant get to sleep until the wee hours of the morning, getting up at a decent time is just not possible. My children are teenagers, so they can take care of themselves, thankfully. When its bedtime, I feel wired. Many nights I lay in bed and watch tv and when I turn off the tv thinking I am tired enough to go to sleep, then the pain keeps me awake. Does this sound like fibro to anyone? I have used webmd and indicated all my symptoms, and it gave me a list of like 20 things. Obviously, I was able to rule out some of them (have a medical career background) so tias and strokes were automatically ruled out. I just dont know what to do, since I cannot afford to go to a doctor. Does anyone have any suggestions on OTC medications that might give me some relief? I am just almost at my breaking point.