So now I have muscle and joint pain that my doctor, very sweetly and calmly, explained to me is most likely fibromyalgia. She ordered some blood tests just to make sure it isn't anything else and assured me repeatedly that fibromyalgia can be treated and managed.
I looked up fibromyalgia on the internet. It apparently is the diagnoses you get when the docs can't find anything else causing your symptoms. I, on the other hand, think that I know what is causing my symptoms: my son who is driving around without car insurance, smoking pot and refusing to grow up; my daughter who is freaking out about auditioning and her future and what to do with her boyfriend; my oldest son who rejects God and wants to be in comedy and is living in LA with no job; and my husband who needs constant tlc. All add up to not only literal pains in the neck but pains in the feet and legs, too.