my gp is treating me for fibromyalgia, i had an accident 3 yeaars ago which has left me with chronic back pain and have been prescribed many medications. the past 3 years have been very difficult, then last year my gp diagnosed polymyalgia and treated me for this. i could understand this as the ESR in my blood was raised. I am very aware that this is common in the elderly and i dont fall into that catagory, then i noticed that the CRP wasnt raised and this made me suspicious. it started when I woke up one morning with pain throughout my body, complete muscle spasm, unable to even turn over in bed let alone get out. becasue it was a weekend the gp surgery was closed, i treated it myself with hot water bottles, hot wheat bags and massage by my husband to my limbs. it took 6 hours to get up. I was quite frigtened at the time. Now i get really achy in random places which comes and goes( today its my back and around my pelvis,) i get tired for no reason, i cant think straight and cannot remember anything, even if it was a conversation a couple of hours ago, i am driving myself around the bend. i suffer from the most debilitating migranous headaches with vomiting for 24 -48 hours every 6-8 weeks. to top it all im now having symptoms of the menopause! can anyone tell me if having an accident which causes incredible stress can cause fibromyalgia? Also has anyone any sensible ideas about how i can manage this to minimise the effects?