Hello All! Thank you for giving me this opportunity to ask these questions!!! I would like to know if any of you would suspect fibro from my current situation: (some of this info may not be realted to my symptoms, but I'll include them anyways!) I am a 28 year old female I have two children, 8 and 1. I wear glasses, and my prescription changes about every 3 years. Diagnosed with psoriasis in 1995 Diagnosed with Raynoids syndrome 1997 Misdiagnosis of Meniere's disease 2000 Diagnosed with Vertigo (went away?) in 2000 Lower back strain in 2003 can't remember if I'm forgetting something here..... I have had bloated stomach pains for about 4 years now. Comes and goes, but can put me out for the night. (possible IBS?-I just heard about this syndrome, and have always written my pain off as gas!) I have recently moved, and gotten a new job. It is VERY stressful. I have been feeling depressed. I cannot concentrate at work. I forget what I'm doing 25% of the time, and my mind blanks out halfway through a conversation. This isn't good, because I'm in sales!!! I don't know how many times I've had to ask people to repeat themselves, or just give a nice smile with a nod, not knowing what in the world they just said. My back has flared back up. I've been in constant pain for about 6 weeks now. I went to the doctor when it first flared up again, he did an assessment, and told me I had 3 pinched nerves and spasms in my lower back. Told me to get some good insoles, and gave me a stretching chart. Well, nothing has worked, and I'm feeling HORRIBLE! I have been taking 800MG Motrin 2X/day. My whole back is tingling. People constantly ask if I'm OK, because I walk like I'm 70. My hips have started hurting alot. My collarbones have been sore. I feel like I could sleep at any time of the day, because I'm so tired, yet, I can NEVER get myself to bed at a decent hour. I have an appointment this Tues to follow up with my family doc. Should I request that he give me a referral somewhere? What expectations should I have of him? I'm sorry to sound so uneducated about all this. I used to think that pain was "fake" I used to think that depression was a cop out. Well, now that I'm going through it, it makes me sad to think I was once so ignorant. Big hugs to you that suffer from this every day. Thanks in advanced for all of your advice!