I had never even heard of FM until about a month ago. I had problems with my legs hurting and asked some older ladies if they had any suggestions and one mentioned FM. I have been reading everything about it since then and believe that is what is wrong with me. I can go back several years with extreme fatigue. I just thought I was getting older and had a lot of stress from my job. I took early retirement a year ago because I was starting to forget things and just couldn't go on with 60 hours a week. My husband and I moved to the country and I had all of these plans. I had taken Elavil for about 15 years because I had sleep problems. It worked prettty well but added Sonata and the two together were OK. I asked my doctor in June if I could try Ambien thinking I could take 1 pill instead of 2. Almost immediately my legs (thighs) started hurting and continued to hurt 24/7. I wasn't sleeping well either, would wake up at 4:00 a.m. and always felt tired. After five months I started taking my Elavil/Sonata combo again and presto my legs totally stopped hurting and haven't since, almost a month so far. I have had two episodes in that time of shoulders hurting, like muscle soreness that lasted about a week. Both of these I can relate to stressful situations. I have the "fog" described by many of you a lot of the time. Also numbness in my hands/arms. I have fallen 7 times in the last year and luckily haven't broken anything. It is all making since now and at least I can put a name with my problem. I was thinking I had Alzheimers. My husband finishes most of my sentences. I'm only 58 and am feeling sad that I might not be able to do the things I wanted to do in retirement. I've always been very active and like "Martha Stewart" with everything perfect. I feel glad that I don't have the extreme pain others describe and that the Elavil helped my legs. Just wondering what I have to look forward too? Will it get worse or just stay about like it is now? I haven't been to doctor yet, dread it. Guess I will make an appointment after the holidays. I'm trying to really pay attention to my body and what is going on. I often feel that I have lead weights on my arms and legs. I'm worried about the "fog" because sometimes I'm driving and worry about having an accident. I asked my husband to drive me last week to do some errands as I was feeling dizzy and just couldn't face Walmart alone. That sounds silly but it just seemed overwelming to me. I'm trying to scale down on my activities. I used to put up five Christmas trees and this year I didn't do anything! I forgot to add that in my time off Elavil I lost 15 pounds without even trying. I hate to gain it back. Has anyone had that problem? I guess given the choice of extra weight vs pain I'll take the weight. I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks for listening.