I was just wondering by an informal survey of this group...did anyone who has Fibromyalgia (or thinks they may have it) consume drinks like diet sodas or products with Aspartame( which is Nutrasweet or Equal, the blue stuff) as a sweetner. I was just wondering because I did consume Aspartame for about 20 years. I am now 43, and I havent touched the stuff, these artificial sweetners in a long time, but often wondered if they could have caused my Fibromyalgia. I have seen some articles talking about this and just wondered if anyone else saw the connection in their own experience. I do believe there could be a food connection or a connection to chemicals and additives to our food. There are so many with Fibromyalgia now including many young people and this is disconcerting. I have a friend whose young daughter drinks diet sodas and is have quite a bit of unexplained pain in her legs and other areas and her doctor thinks it might be Fibro. There must be some trigger in our environment causing this to affect so many people. And the fact that it is affecting mostly women is also something to think about. I honestly dont think enough medical research is being done on this. Probably because mostly women are affected and because it doesnt kill people.