When I first started feeling terrible every day, I went to a naturopath and the first question she asked me was how many rounds of antibiotics had I taken in the last 10 years. Well as a matter of fact, I'd taken many rounds of antibiotics over that past 10 years. I continually had bronchitis and no sooner was I better from antibiotics, I'd developed it again. That was approximately 3 or 4 times a year. She said that I had Candida and also that my adrenal glands weren't functioning properly. She put me on the Candida protocol and diet, as well as gave me adrenal supplements. This seemed to work for a time, and I do have to say that I stopped getting bronchitis or any illness for that matter and pretty much have not been on antibiotics except only occasionally over the last 10 years. Shortly after seeing her, I started to develop what was eventually diagnosed as FM and have been in pain pretty much most of the time since. I often wonder if regular antibiotic use could be an initial cause of FM and wondered how many other people were on many rounds of antibiotics before becoming ill.