This question may seem silly, but I was wondering whether anybody else on this board has had a problem with nail fungus--and whether that might be in any way related to fibromyalgia. I have had a very bad case of toenail fungus in both of my big toes for years. It's been so bad that I can't wear some of my shoes because the top presses down on the thickened nails, and it hurts. I have been unable to get help for the nail fungus problem through Kaiser (my health plan) and, in fact, wound up with a horrendous infection in my feet when I tried to treat it myself. (They stopped a treatment that seamed to be working, but they would remove my toenails!) I've been very concerned about the possibility that the fungus might spread to my other toenails or, even worse, to my fingernails. But that hasn't happened--and according to a wonderful pedicurist I started seeing (following a suggestion from several doctors), I don't really have to worry about the fungus spreading externally. In fact, today the pedicurist told me she thinks the fungus in my toenails is coming from inside my body--that it's systemic, not external! That made me think of all the things I've read on this board about things like mycoplasma, fungus infections, yeast infections, etc. Could there be some kind of connection between something like a mycoplasma infection and toenail fungus? I know that Lamisil tablets treat fungal infections systemically, and I actually had a prescription for it not long after my fungus problem started. But the Lamisil was very expensive (I have no prescription drug coverage), and it didn't seem to be working. In addition, Lamisil can cause liver damage, and I've already had problems with elevated liver enzymes. So that doesn't seem like an answer for me. Anyway, here's my question (or more accurately, here are my questions): Could there be a connection betweeen fibromyalgia and toenail fungus, e.g., via a mycoplasma infection? If so, how do I get my doctor to look for the infection and treat it? --Laura R.M.