So, I was dx with fibro, called it "early fibro" last month. I had some trigger points, not all. I had several months of joint pain (thought it was reative arthritis, not ra), increasing achiness in shoulders, neck, back of head, back, down upper arms a bit. No real fatigue, though I had bouts of foggy brain that were quite pronounced. So, test after test. Joint pain goes away, back aches and pains replace the joint pain. All my tests come back negative. Doc tells me I have early fibro and that it will get worse from here on in. I come here. I go slugging through all my problems, file for divorce, take stock of my mistakes in life, decide to live life to the fullest, go to be earlier, get rid of sugar, and love myself for a change. I'm sleeping better than ever. Pain is virtually gone....though, it was only here for about three weeks anyway.... so why did the doc tell me I had fibro? Do you think I had it? I mean, I feel so much better. I've been reading plenty here and I think my doc made a mistake. I think he dxed me wrong. I think I had stress. Can stress really cause all the pain I had? Can it cause some trigger points to be painful? You know if I go to the doc and tell him this stuff, he'll label me crazy. I went to two therapists/family counselors this past two weeks. The first said he didn't think I needed to be his patient because he's more into medicines and that he thinks talking through my issues is really what I need to do. I went to his recommended dr. She was really nice, listened to me and ended the session by telling me that I don't need to become a "Patient" of her's either. I was shocked. I insisted I'm screwed up. She insisted that my life is difficult right now, my plans are clear, my ideas on how to recover from all this crap are great, just what she would recommend and the only problem she sees is occasionally I dwell a little too long on "what ifs" that increase my anxiety but that all she believes I need right now is reassurance that I'm doing the right things. What a kick in the head. No one wants me to become a patient. They think I'm doing great. But anyway, my pain in my back, shoulders, neck and arms has nearly vanished... unless I begin dwelling.... like for instance- right now, just typing all this out- I can feel the burning in the back of my neck and upper back creeping in. I know that my shoulders are hunching upwards and getting tight. You guys KNOW about fibro... live it daily. Am I not really a fibro patient???!!!! Can stress cause all this????? Trigger points too!!???