I know this is kind of silly--and very trivial compared with most fibro and CFS problems--but I was just wondering whether skin irritation on the feet (including corns) is particularly common in people with fibro. I know that lots of people *without* fibro have corns, calluses, etc., and that may be what's happening to me, maybe because the seam of my left shoe may be rubbing against my little toe. But my toe doesn't look anything like the illustrations I've seen on the Net, nor like the corns I remember my mother having. So I wonder whether this might be something else. This has been bothering me for several days now, and it seems to be getting worse. I even have a hard time wearing sandals, becaust the cross-strap seems to hit one of the sensitive patches along the left edge of my foot. I went shopping for new shoes today to try to address the problem, but when I tried the new shoes out around the house, they just seemed to put more pressure elsewhere on my left foot, which seems to be a lot more sensitive than it used to be. This is probably just your standard old corn, but since I've never had corns before, I'm not sure. Please forgive me for bringing up something this minor, but the people on this board seem so well-informed I thought somebody here just might be able to help. I'm not asking for a clinical diagnosis; just some idea about whether FM might be a factor here--as it seems to be in so many things. Thanks. --Laura R.M.