Well, it has been almost two years, I have gone from being muscular, full of energy, working fulltime, to being reduced to a parasite. I had to quit my job, I am very, very tired and my feet, ankles, knees, hips, middle of my back, and sometimes my neck hurts. I turn 50 in a few weeks. Since age 18, I have always had a fulltime job. I have never been unemployed. Dr told me I have Fibro/CFS, I tested positive for Crohn's, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism. I feel worthless. Body and mind. Last dr visit, because my knee's, ankles, & feet hurt all the time, and my knee's make a very loud crunching sound when I bend my legs, she ordered x-rays of knee, ankle, and foot. Today, the results are in. All came back perfectly normal. No problems showed up at all. My question, does fibro or cfs cause any damage at all to joints that would show on x-rays? My dr told me to apply for ssidi and I said no, I want you to find what is wrong and fix me. We are getting close to losing everything, wife is working extra, and it seems we do not qualify for any help, even though we have four children. So I applied, only to be turned down 12 weeks later. So, can I really have fibro and show no evidence of damage on x-rays? Thanks for your thoughts.