Is it just me or is there a correlation between these two illnesses? I was diagnosed with DDD 3 years before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have notice other peoples profiles and posts that mention they have both problems too. I will be speaking with my rheumatologist about this on my next visit. I have severe spine pain 24/7 am on 75mcg/hr fentanyl now and the breakthrough pain sometimes brings tears to my eyes. I have already had a 3 level fusion in my neck and numerous injections and nerve blocks and none of them helped. Had an accutherm on my L4 disc and more injections and nerve blocks there too. Still no help. My lumbar pain runs across my back and down into my right hip and leg. I now have to walk with a cane for short distances as the spasms in my back sometime drive me to my knees. Going from a guy who could work in construction or do mechanic work for 14 hours a day to a man who can barely make it to the mailbox is very depressing and demoralizing. I feel like I am just wasting oxygen sometimes because I can no longer do anything at all due to so much pain.