I haven't been diagnosed with fibro, several other problems, yet not this one. After reading several of your posts, I have to wonder though.
Maybe 10 years ago, my hip pain started. Sometimes laying in bed was excruciating. I would be dreaming, doing something with my kids, like riding bike, and I would stop and tell them I couldn't go any further, I was in too much pain. I would wake up in tears, the pain was real, and broke into my dreams.
My first trip to Long Island, my sweetie had to help me up and down steps, the pain was bad. That let up some about 5 yrs ago, now it's back, not as bad, but back. I get that sciatica pain too, sometimes, I think I will fall when walking. Sometimes it stops me right where I am standing.
I have neck and shoulder pain, which they tell me causes my headaches. Well, the headaches never go away, I can't even remember what it feels like to not have one.
I too, have carpal tunnel, inoperable they say. I have been diagnosed with sensory neuropathy.
Some background on me...I am gluten intolerant (double DQ1 genes, which also cause neuropathy), sleep apnea, insomnia, arthritis, CFS, sensory neuropathy, axonel neuropathy, and possible sjogrens or sicca syndrome...but is some of the problem fibro. My mother has fibro, and I know there is a heriditary factor involved.
We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients...don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/h feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!