I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in March. I also have degenerative disc disease, I'm having a hard time accepting the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I have a very logical way of thinking and to me if you have physical pain it has to come from somewhere. There has to be a reason that you are hurting and it should show up on a test or through blood work. I also have people around me saying that doctors only diagnose this when they run out of options to diagnose. I'm not trying to say it is not real but I just want some proof and data to prove that what I have is real. I know that I hurt and my muscles are weak among so many other symptoms but I want to know why so I can work on it and get better. If we know where it comes from then maybe we can know how to deal with it. It's just so confusing to me. Like I said I have a very logical mind and maybe that is hurting me and not helping. I'm embarrassed to tell people that I have this because of the way they look at you and the things they say. It's either your seeking attention or your looking for meds in their opinion. I find myself questioning all of this so maybe all I need is some positve feedback and I know this is the perfect place to look for it.