I was diagnosed in November last year. The Rheumatology Consultant raced through his comments including congratulating my research! And then I was discharged! As I've said before, I attributed pain to my spinal condition but could not fathom the fatigue? As I researched and discovered FM I identified with the symptoms, it began to make sense. So far so good...or is it. I'm interested to know others' thoughts and feelings re how they were diagnosed? Whilst I'm relieved to have an explanation, which was what I sought, I nonetheless feel rather abandoned. I get a sense of not really being taken seriously and that FM isn't taken seriously either? Tests are performed and where there is no other explanation, the default outcome is FM? Is this a means of quietening us down. My GP said that FM is very common. He didn't really ask me very much and never examined me. It's as though it was up to me to progress matters. Just feel fobbed off. My spinal condition is clarified to an extent (differing opinions and lack of research). My rehab Consultant insisted all my concerns could be explained by this but I begged to differ. I don't want more problems but I do want answers. We all need to know, then we can accept and deal with things. Sorry to go on.