I'm a 27yo male whose health problems have left me unable to work, socialize, and exercise for the past five years. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease in 2013, but I still have something wrong with me, and I'm increasingly certain I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, or something similar.(BTW, I've been tested for Lyme disease twice and they've both come back negative.) My symptoms: -I feel tired when I wake up in the morning. It's not as if sleep did nothing, but I'm still pretty exhausted overall. I tire easily and sometimes collapse for a day or two following a particularly strenuous physical exertion. -I respond very poorly to exercise. Whenever I swim (and not much, just a single lap in a 75ft pool, while wearing a flotation belt) I feel a stronger burning sensation throughout my body, along with numbness and tingling. I often have difficulty walking for a dew days afterward. I can't lift weight, either, and experience problems even with light stretching, which has discouraged me from exercising more. -I do have difficulty concentrating and remembering things. -I have to urinate frequently. -A few months ago, I became constipated after a bout of food poisoning. There was no pain and no blood. Eating Jerusalem artichokes every few days seems to solve this. -No evidence of any swelling. -I do have trouble concentrating and remembering things. -I get a sore throat whenever I speak for more than a few minutes at a time. -Hair loss and acne Anyway, I have a few questions of FG sufferers. It's one thing to read a list of symptoms online and quite another to understand precisely what they entail, so I'd really love to know how my experiences compare with yours in the following: A. Tender points: I feel pain when I press on or rub the tender points, but I feel the same kind of sore pain wherever I do this pretty much everywhere, from my toes to my earlobes. Is this normal for FM patients? B. Depression, anxiety, and stress: I'm obviously not happy with my life as it is, but that's how any normal person would feel. So while I am anxious about my future, I don't have panic attacks or thoughts of suicide or any intensely negative emotions. Is that typical for people with FM? C.I have had mild headaches occasionally, all of them resulting from staring at a computer screen for too long. Wearing sunglasses and performing some simple eye exercises negates this completely and I don't get headaches for any other reason. Are your headaches similar? D. I don't know if I feel chronic pain, exactly. At rest, there is a slight burning sensation in my muscles but it's barely detectable. It gets worse if I'm physically active, but usually I haven't been. It's also possible I don't really notice it because I've gotten used to it, but is that common for fibro sufferers? I have not been officially diagnosed yet, but my doctor has raised it as a serious possibility. I want to hear your opinions as much as I do hers, though. Is what I've described congruent with your experiences of your FM symptoms? Thanks for reading, I'm truly grateful to anyone who can help me.