I have just found your site after a few days of internet research. I have been suffering with "chronic pain" for the last four years or so. It started as an almost constant headache which then progressed to tingling and lack of strength in my arms. Over the years this has increased again and I now have lower back pain, intense pain in my ankles/tendons, shoulders, bloating of the stomach, lack of proper sleep and hours pacing the house at night trying to get rid of the pain and all the original symptoms. I have begun to feel very confused, emotional and often feel quite irrational fears about my work/ capability etc. Over the years I have had CT scans revealing "minor" wear and tear of the upper spine which is believed to be trapping the nerves. I have had TENS, acupuncture and phgysion all with limited success. I had a series os steroid injections in my back, neck which eased the pain short term but has now come back with a vengeance. I have been on all sorts of pain killers and neuropathic drugs and currently take Codeine/paracetamol, Gabapentin and Tramadol. Having just found out about Fibromyalgia, I am starting to think that this is what I have? I seem to have so many off the symptoms that I have read about. What I don't understand is why it has not even been mentioned as a possibility by my G.P. Should I bring this up as a possibility when I next see him. I am currently signed off work and really worry about my job as I seem to have a lot of time off with pain and the drowsiness bought on by the high levels of pain killers I am taking.