Was talking to a long-time friend the other day. She has known me for almost 20 years, I have had FM for about 5 now. She remembers what I was like before my diagnosis. Anyway - was talking to her about claiming disability, due to pain and severe, debilitating fatigue. Dropping over, almost unconscious, fatigue. I told her that this pain and fatigue had been documented for 5 years. Her response "Well, anyone can lie and say they are tired". I was really surprised that she wasnt more supportive.