in my opinion... excess antibiotics can cause superinfection, and with a totally clueless etiology of how your fm had arised, yours could be a rare case of superinfection that had attacked your muscles thereby causing fm...
it was unclear who you were responding too? if it was me (e. coli infection) it is very clear how and what i am infected with. i had a pain injection for back pain and i contracted e. coli in my sacroiliac joint that spread and of course i have bone pain throughout my hip / low back and thigh area. then i started getting the overall pains a few months after being treated with antibiotics....the thing that is confusing is that i started finally feeling better after 1 1/2 years (they didnt find my infection for over 9 months) and i started taking way less pain meds and that is when i started feeling these horrific pains. it was right when i started taking levaquin and after reading on the internet of similar reactions, the dr switched my antibiotics. so could levaquin have triggered the pain? could i have had the pain a while and not felt it due to the pain meds? or could the combination of infection and the sudden death of my child triggered it?
i know that i have had constant muscle pain my whole life, i welcomed it in fact because i was a body builder for years and it meant i had done a great work out. but this went beyond the norm. could it be that suddenly i was just feeling things differently- that seems to be one theory and of course the sleep issue also makes a lot of sense. i couldnt sleep one hour after my son died. i had to take sleeping pills to go to sleep but hated the thought of doing that so i just watched tv all night and then drank coffee to be awake enough to function.
i have taken huge steps to improve my sleep- muscle relaxant and melatonin, 5htp and sometimes if i know i cannot sleep or need more, i take a sleeping pill.
i also have been feeling better and suddenly realized that the best days i have now are when i exercise. i do seem to need more days off, i have a day every week or so where i nap- which i never used to - or just cannot move off the couch all day.
i hope this improves as i am unsure how this will effect me in my clinical next year.