I went into the doctor because I had just worked 3 12 hour shifts and my body hurt so bad I couldn't stand it. For the most part it seems to be in my joints. My elbow will swell so bad these past few days that my fingers fall asleep my knees ache and will wake me up at night. The joint where my big toe attaches to my foot swells at hurts so bad it makes it hard to walk sometimes. I have swelling and stiffness in my hands and shoulders too. Here's the question. Do your joints get hot and swollen with FM? My mother was diagnosed with FM several years ago and my doctor told me she suspected that's what is wrong with me. I went to see a rheumatologist who was rude and told me there were so many people with pain and joint swelling worse than mine. Also said I had MILD arthritis. So here I am. Not sure what's going on. I get so fatigued, have IBS...ugh is this all common with Fibromyalgia?