Today I tried out xbox live for the first time, and when prompted to name my xbox live profile I thought it would make sense to name it the same as my usual profile (and seeing as there didnt seem to be an obvious option to have the same achievements stats etc from my offline profile), so I named it the same and it asked me if wanted to replace the offline profile with the online profile... which I said yes to thinking it was merely going to transplant the profile. Now it turns out that I have effectively wiped my old profile, saved games, achievement points etc.
Is there any way I can get this back?? I dont think the recover gamer tag option would work seeing as I was never connnected to xbox live with my old one, and it is the same name. But I dont think it makes sense to be able to use your profile so easily, I must be able to get it back right? I have about 40 hours of lost odyssey on there and heaps of progress on FIFA 07 that I want to get back, as well as about 8000 achievement points.