I am so pleased to have found this community!
It is reasuring and comforting to know that I am not alone in my pain and that other people have the same problems as me!
I have been suffering with FM & M.E for about 10 years but it remained undiagnosed by a doctor until just before christmas 2011
I really thought I was going mad because I felt so awful, so much in pain and so fatigued. I even had to give up my job as a teaching assistant.
Over the years I've had so many blood tests which have made me feel like a human pin cushion - all came back negative and I felt like I was a hypocondriac ( excuse spelling!)
I went to a new doctor having moved to a new area, they did all the tests yet again (I told them they would come back negative...which they did) I broke down admitting that the pain & fatigue was just so bad that it totaly affects my whole life. I was finaly refered to a CFS/ME clinic and I was officialy diagnosed with F.M / CFS / M.E
It doesn't take away the pain or the tiredness or the constant struggle to have some sort of a normal life, but at least I have an answer to why I feel so terrible and know that I am not alone in my suffering
Gentle hugs to you all