Fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose that it can take years before
patients understand what’s making their bodies ache. When Lynn Matallana began
noticing unexplained pain and fatigue in 1993 -- “pain in every part of my
body, pain that felt like acid in my veins” -- it took her nearly two years and
37 doctors before she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In that time, the former
partner in an advertising and public relations firm says, “I went from being an
extremely active, high-functioning,...