Well I went to the proffessor today, she gave me a thorough going over, and I have to say that after her checking my tender points I am in a lot more pain, even in places that I wasn't even aware of hurting before. Has anyone else experianced this? She has put me on etodolac 600,does anybody know of, or use this drug? And if so, how is it? BTW it's official, proffessor said to me ....and I quote; " Now dear, this is not in your head, you really do hurt,but you don't have rheumatism, you have an illness that is called fibromyalgia , it is not life threatening, but can impair the quality of your life.First and foremost we must get your pain under control and then we can embark on a battle plan. Don't be discouraged there are many things we can do, it's just a matter of finding out what suits you best."........I wasn't at all surprised at the diagnoses, but I was surprised at the speed at which I have recieved it, it's only been 2 months since I was first put into the "system" , my doctor has been wonderful , testing me and sending me to specialists etc.....I've read and heard (from other countries)about the unreasonable (and sometimes scandalous)amount of time ppl have to wait to see doctors. All I can say is hats off to Israeli health care. Anyway, I'm rambling, it's been a long day (1am here), would I say a bad day?,,,No, I knew I had fibro anyway (familly inheritance...lol), I actually feel rather optimistic after the pep talk the proffessor gave me. Take care, here's to a pain free night, Jacqui P.S. One thing proff did say , that I thought rang true for myself and at least a few others I know. "Fibromyalgia is a perfectionists illness."......does it ring true for any of you?