I have been dx. with fibro for a long time. I also have severe nerve damage in one foot extremely bad. Surgery could not fix it. I do not work but am not on disability - my husband works and we make do, I just never wanted to file. I'd say in the past several years I have maybe 2 good days a week but I've never been symptom free. I take pain pills - ultram mainly, but have lyrica I take at times when it is really bad. Sometimes, no matter what, I just can't walk. My feet KILL me, esp. the 'bad' one. Ok, so here's the deal. I've never been one to be allergic to much - Crocs, strangely enough. Some types of adhesives. Ok, earlier this month, I had a severe allergic reaction to........something. We don't know what but I broke out in huge painful hives. Went to hospital, they gave me a steroid shot and a steroid pack. Next day, hives were going down - but fibro WAS GONE. 2 weeks later - broke out in hives again, even worse. Back to doc, another steriod shot, another steroid pack. I have not had one symptom of fibro ALL MONTH long. So just - wth? I didn't think that steriods HELPED fibro, but man I feel great. My stupid FOOT doesn't even hurt. Of course after getting the hives really bad, I discovered that a lot of my foot pain in the past has maybe been allergy related?? I have noticed at times when I could not walk that I'd have hard, red painful sometimes itchy spots on my feet and they'd be swollen. I could never show the doc because then they'd be gone when I got there to the doctor. That happened with these hives but for the first time (because it happened so extremely on my palms and soles) I can see that these red spots - ARE hives on my feet! Any ideas? I figured out LONG ago that no one but me is going to ever try to figure this stuff out no matter how much I pay them.