I am looking for some advice from anyone so I can hopefully go into my next PCP appointment with some other ideas. I have been in pretty severe full body pain for over a couple of years. It started around September 2007 with some chest wall pain and a sore "trigger point" right on my upper spine (not my neck, actually on my back). Over the last two years, I developed hip pain, which seems to be "classic sciatica" according to a PhD in Physical Therapy who I have seen, and it's spread to nearly my entire body. I have trigger points that are incredibly sensitive to the tough all over my body. Since I went to the doctor in March 2008 to start the process to figure out what's wrong, I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (I'm on 100 mcg of Synthroid, with normal TSH levels right now), psoriasis, eczema, a heart murmur, and irregular heartbeat with palpitations, TMJ, and chronic ear infections. My PCP has referred me to a Sleep Medicine practitioner for a sleep study (because I have night terrors), who then referred me to a Cardiologist (because the sleep study showed heart rhythm issues), and my PCP then sent me to an Orthopedic and Spine specialist who sent me for Physical Therapy (which did not help). I am in the process of switching PCPs because it seems odd to me that none of these issues are related to one another - when I asked my PCP if they were somehow related, he told me "No, you just have bad luck." Obviously, that is not really a clinical opinion, because I feel like I'm having bad luck without him telling me, and I'm not a physician! Anyway, I am now 35 years old and too young to limp all over the place. The only pain medication I take is a prescription-strength dosage of Aleve (Naproxen) because I truly believe I can get better and don't want to take anything strong until someone figures out what is wrong with me. Has anyone else experienced something like this? I have had people guess Fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, osteoarthritis, and some kind soul even said I probably have some kind of cancer. I do have a family history of autoimmune disorders (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two, plus I'm not the only family member with Hypothyroidism). I go to my new PCP in mid-April, and am just looking for some kind of advice, in the meantime. I sometimes rate my pain nearly at a 9 and I have given birth to two children, so I am truly not exaggerating. I still go to work daily, and just suffer through it, but end up crying at night many times :-( I feel the MOST pain at night, and have some slight improvements with massive amounts of sleep (like 12-14 hours, which is clearly nearly impossibly to ever get since I work full-time and also have two children). Please help!!! I have even contemplated going to the ER, but have no desire to #1-contribute to unnecessary ER visits (that's already a big enough problem for the healthcare industry) and, #2-I recognize the value of coordinating my care through a good PCP so I'm trying to wait it out. I also don't know what all of the tests are that my former PCP conducted, because he didn't share test information with me (he drew blood twice though). THANK YOU if you can help, give advice, or just commiserate!