At last an answer!!!
Since Feb 2011 I have been suffering from what GP's and specialists called IBS. What they couldn't understand was why my neck and upper back became really sore and then my elbows and even the ball of my left foot all got sore in intermittent bouts of pain.
My back got so sore it radiated out towards my left arm and was simply agony! I couldn't move for days and only large doses of ibuprofen got me going again.
I have suffered with very stressful personal situations just a few months before and I guess this is what all triggered this dreadful affliction. I searched and searched for answers and only stumbled upon fibromyalgia as a condition, but when I looked at the symptoms I could tick virtually all of them!!!
Part of me is so glad I now know what is wrong but the medical world just passes you off as a hypochondriac. I have had scans, X-rays and all manner of blood, stool tests. I have had painful internal exams and not one doctor mentioned this condition as a possibility.
It was only the pain in my body that made me research what the heck was going on. I have made life changes to avoid stress and am going to do all I can to get rid of this terrible thing that strikes me down.
Good luck to all and if anyone needs help or advice my personal e mail is ...firstname.lastname@example.org