FV (mind if I call you FV?), welcome from an old MVV (male Vietnam vet). I've had The Mess® For over 40 years, but only diagnosed by VA hospital doc about 6 years ago. Last year after having a heart stress test, I casually mentioned to the VA cardiologist about my fibromyalgia, to which he immediately replied, "That's the kind of information we throw in the trash." His exact words. Anyway, I second maybe seeing another doc. But, at least you had one who knows something about The Mess. That's what I call fibromyalgia. It's just so absolutely crazy. Flu like feelings, chills from out of nowhere, extra sensitivity to touch, sounds, light, on edge, steady as a rock on outside, while being as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs inside, etc.
"That old man, he don't think like no old man."
I thought I was wrong one time, but I was mistaken. Command Sargeant Major Jim.
I am a man. I CAN change, if I want to. I think.
A fellow suffer of The Mess.