How did you come to find out you had Fibromyalgia? I was first diagnosed with MS(I had optic neuritis)but after MRI's and numerous tests the neurologist decided I had fibromyalgia. My first treatment was Effexor. Other than IBS and sore muscles I wasn't really bothered much. Flash forward 3 years and I went to the Chiropractor for a tweaked neck. He placed the electrical impulse machine on my neck and in the it-only-happens-to-me department I got an inflamed nerve. This is the most horrific, 24/7 pain I have ever been through and it lasted about 3 months. After that abated my body began locking down in fourths-first the upper right side, then the lower left side, lower right side, upper right side. I went to a massage therapist who told me she had never seen anything like it. I was like stone. I didn't equate this with fibro until 4 docs later told me that was what was going on, prescribed Valium and eventually the muscles loosened up. Ever since then I have had fibro issues. PS Does anyone know what nerve runs from your neck into your thumb(not the hand, just the thumb).