HI, dodgingflames, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Yes, you do seem to have a lot of what we suffer with but we are not doctors so you really do need to be checked out. I use a board certified Internist but many here use a rheumatologist for their fibromyalgia. Be sure that whatever doctor you are considering does treat fibromyalgia because there are still doctors out there that think this is all in your head.
Now for your gynocologist. He sounds like an insensitive jerk! He is not walking in your shoes. He is not feeling your pain. You should not be having pain caused by a pregnancy. Yes, you will have labor pains but you are not in labor yet so he needs to shut his mouth! Phew!
Want to know why I'm angry about the way you are being treated by your gyno? Well, I was pregnant, started getting bad abdominal pains and put 7 pounds on in one month but I was watching what I was eating. When I went to see my "jerk" he told me he knew why I was having problems and then he started rattling off, in a sing-song manner, peanuts, popcorn, potato chips, ice cream.....etc. I burst into tears and he threw a box of tissues at me and asked what I was crying about. I told him I hated doctors that told me what I ate when I didn't eat it.
After several weeks, and pain that I nearly passed out from, I had exploratory surgery when I was five months pregnant. I had an ovarian cyst that was 10 inches in diameter and weighed 4 pounds that was all twisted around my ovary and fallopian tube and was turning gangrenous and was ready to rupture. That would have killed me and my baby. So, I have absolutely no patience with doctors like that. (By the way, the jerk came in my hospital room after my surgery and said "Wow, you really were sick". Yeah, right, you idiot!
Have you checked out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum? There is a lot of good information about fibromyalgia and you will learn a lot. You already listed many symptoms so you could very well have fibro but you need to have tests run to rule out other illnesses that have the same symptoms. In Fibro 101 there is a link called What Else Could It Be. You will see what illnesses they want to rule out first.
I wish you luck on your journey. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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