Your symptoms sound more like CFS (what I have) than fibromyalgia. I am so upset with these physicians who are getting it wrong... arrg ! They don't seem to keep up to date on these conditions and/or care about their patients. I can tell you that fibro & CFS are very similiar in symptoms, but the CFS/fibro experts have said that these are two separate conditions. Pathogens seem to play a role in these conditions... either causing or contributing to the symptoms. This is also the case in patients who have lyme disease or autoimmune conditions.
I responded to your other questions and gave you some advice to help find a physician who routinely diagnoses and treats both fibro & CFS.... I hope that you will check it out.
Also.. here is a link to our Health Pages : http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/list?cid=39 I
think you will find a ton of helpful information, including symptoms of these conditions and TREATMENTS.. recommended by the experts. Some of these experts have fibro or CFS themselves. Here is my list of physicians that I pay attention to and why:
I hope that you will stick around. We've watched some MedHelp members take advice from other MedHelp members and as a result, were able to get diagnosed and treated faster. Plus... we know how awful it is to either have fibro or CFS... or be uncertain about your diagnosis.