I was diagnosed with Fibro. Had every one of the symptoms. And I see that the list has grown to include some that were not part of this syndrome when I suffered.
My diagnosis was a mistake. The disease I really have is called Non Tropical Celiac Sprue aka Celiac Sprue aka Sprue.
The symptoms of Non Tropical Celiac Sprue are (can include some, many, or just a few of these):
look at the list of symptoms provided on this site.
All the classic Fibro symptoms
But they progressivly worsen over time, some seriously fast, some more slowly.
The problem in Celiac disease is that a protien called 'gluten' can not be digested and destroys the lining of the small intestine called villi. When enough villi are destroyed the body stops being able to digest protiens, vitamins, minerals, and fats in the food that you eat. The body has no fuel to make repairs which causes the pain.
The diagnosis is through a simple blood test or small bowel biopspy (which you can get sedatives for).
The treatment is a gluten free diet. That's a little hard but well worth it to be pain free.
But please don't wait. It took me more than 10 years to find a doctor who would really look at me and notice that I had problems beyond the classic Fibro. By that time permanent damage had been done to my nervous system. Despite almost 10 years of gluten free living I still have severe pain from nerve damage.
If you are seriously sick of being sick and tired, have your doctor test you for this disease. I already know at least 8 people who I've told this story to who thought they had fibro but were misdiagnosed. They are feeling better now. All but one are completely recoverd and have no more pain so early diagnosis can make all the difference.
The blood test is only about 80% accurate though so be sure to have the biopsy. OR you can just try a gluten free diet for two months and see if you feel better (make sure you eliminate ALL gluten for this option).
I believe that there is such a thing as fibro. I just hate to see others suffer like I did and end up permanetly crippled with pain for the rest of their lives when there is a way to avoid it.
Let me know if you have any questions or need help. After nearly a decade, I am an expert.