Some Rhumatologists know about this condition, and some regular docs.
I happened too go to a doctor a couple of years ago who was up on it and she diagnosed me with it. There are certain tender points on our
bodies that they can press to see if they are sore. If you have a certain number of them then you have fibro. Of course, they do some other blood work to rule out other illnesses. The good thing about this problem is that it doesn't destroy tisssues and organs the way
some other illnesses do, and it doesn't necessaryily get progressively worse.
I'm taking a sleeping pill now so I'm getting into the deep sleep stage which I wasn't doing...and that has helped a lot. Also, I take
a product called Calorad which is collegan and aloe vera. It made a
great difference in my achyness and fatique right away. I can sell
it, but I'm not telling you because of that. If you want to know more about it, you can email me privately.
Now, I don't know if this problem with my foot is from the Fibro, or
other things. There is a Fibro newsgroup. I think it is alt.med.fibromyalgia. (That might not be exactly right)
You said you hurt other places too. I forgot to mention in my post that not only my foot has been hurting but my whole leg all the way
up to my hip. That part is better right now. It is very frustrating
and hard to get anything done. When you live alone it is hard to get the normal things done to survive. I'm sure some of you can identify with what I'm saying.
Glad to find this board.