Hi, my name is Tina. I don't really know where to start so I guess I will give a little history maybe. I am 46 years old, have 4 adult children (the youngest being 25 years) and I deal with pain that doctors cannot seem to explain every day. I have had a total hysterectomy about six years ago and I thought that would take care of the pain that was in my back but it did not, it got worse. The doctors have said that I have IBS but for the most part that is the only true diagnosis that I have. I have had x-rays and MRI's done on my back neck and hips but for the most part they have all turned out normal. I do have a minor herniated disc and a bone spur in my neck. From what I understand of the MRI reports on my back I have some arthritis and degenerative properties. I have been told that I could possibly be a hypochondriac because I cannot find any reason for the widespread pain that I have. I even had one doctor that said "you are a little bit crazy, we need to start with the psychiatrist." Needless to say I do not go to those doctors anymore. I hurt in my neck, shoulders, left side under the ribs, hips and lower back, hands legs and feet. Now they are possibly thinking that it could be fibromyalgia. My mother had fibromyalgia for many years. One thing that I am sure of is that I am sick of doctors not believing what I tell them. Before I had my hysterectomy I had suffered for about seven years and gone through five or more doctors until one day a friend of mine gave me the name of her gynecologist and I went to him. He did an ultrasound and told me that he could not understand why any other doctor did not find that I had severe endometriosis. The following week, six days later, I had a complete hysterectomy. That is how my journey has been with my widespread pain. It seems that no doctor can explain why I live in constant pain every day. I cannot do my housework like I used to, I cannot play with my grandbabies like I want to and pain consumes my day. Sometimes it is bad pain and sometimes it's not so bad but it is always present. I would really like to know why I hurt. They are putting me through a roller coaster of trying different medications and that is driving me crazy. There is much more that I could say but this is quite a bit to read so I will close for now and I will be seeing all of you guys in the community. I am so glad that I found a place that I can discuss what is going on with me with people that may understand.