Several people have asked me what my particular symptoms were/are, which I never really addressed. Here's a rough timeline:
Moved here to WA state 6 years ago, very shortly thereafter was in an extremely minor car accident. From then on, I had headaches more and more frequently until they were every day, all day. The pain waxed and waned but it was always there. Every single doctor I saw asked where the headaches was, and I could never answer them. It's my whole head, my neck, everything.
2 years ago my leg pain began. It was super weird, I was driving to work and I remember rubbing my calves thinking, "what did I do at the gym yesterday...?" I even complained about it that day to my boss. From then on, my legs hurt. They hurt when I was active, and hurt being still. The pain was so strange, no pattern whatsoever. It was mostly from my knee down, but I also had lower back pain. It was so achey, no matter what I did they just hurt.
I was also always tired, no matter how much sleep I would get. I was run down. Everything felt like it was a huge effort, and my muscles were tired after I went up just one flight of stairs. I continued working out, but not nearly to the capacity that I used to. I also had a terrible time remembering things, and was mentally very foggy. (I am still that way, hoping it has to do with the painkillers I'm on!) It was the weirdest feeling - I had zero recollection of doing things sometimes. My boss would ask me if I called so and so or did something, and I would have no idea. It was scary. I felt like I was a liar, but I truly could not remember. I still have that problem, and hoping it will go away.
So that's it in a nutshell. There are other small things that may or may not have been related to CM. Time will tell, I guess!