New Male Fibro Diagnosis

Hello All,

So apparently I am in the apparently rare minority of being a male with Fibro. I have many questions that I am hoping people on this forum can help me out with.....

I suppose my story is similar to others. I have been having unexplained bouts of on again off again pain/unexplained symptoms for 4 years. It started with headaches, leg pains, and extreme IBS type symptoms. I have had several 'flares' over the past few years and I have seen probably 30 Drs, had 100 blood tests, imaging, etc. All producing essentially nothing.
The flare thathe I am in now is a game changer though. I have never experienced anything like this before. I have pain literally from head to toe. Eyes, ears, every muscle group, constant spasms and twitching, IBS symptoms, etc. My legs have been in a constant state of agony for 3 months.

My biggest complaint at this point besides the obvious pain issues is my inability to sleep. Up until 4 months ago I slept like a baby. My head would hit the pillow and I was out. I now find it impossible to get quality sleep. I wake up several times a night and it's nearly impossible for me to get back to sleep.

I am finding it nearly impossible to break this cycle. Any advice would be greatly appreciated in that area.

Finally, my anxiety over all this is almost unbearable. I am 38, I have four kids and I am terrified. I am an electrician and I don't see how I can go on much longer doing what I do for a living. I am the primary earner in my household and I have no idea what I will do if I can't work.

Thank you all for listening...

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