Hi everyone, I hope youre warm & that youre fibro is someway bearable today. I saw my doc this morning & told him i had a really bad flare up yday & have had fibro 6yrs now & flare ups still so hard to cope with. He gave me co-dydramol for pain,havent had them before so heres hoping they help. Ive applied to move to Preston to be nearer my best friend,shes always there for me & understands how i feel as i do her,she has identical symptoms to me & has arthritis aswell,bless her. My doc filled housing form in & put that i suffer from multiple joint pain(can you believe him?). Hes still refusing to accept its fibro even though he knows all my symptoms & my medical history. I hope i can get a flat asap ive got my docs backing so that wil help & then my life will be bit easier. Il be near my friend & nearer the shops which will be great,as i can get help with transport if i live in the town centre & can get picked up to go to supermarket & brought back. I cried when i came out of the docs because of his ignorance,im in local library now using computer. This week i filled in a housing form for a flat in bolton where my male best friend lives,but now i dont know if thats where i want to be. He decribed me as an ogre who goes all weird on him last night & whilst hes a good support its hard for me to know thats how he thinks of me. I told him he wants to try being me then matbe hed be more understanding he really has no idea & ive often told him how bad fibro is & he took me to hospital once & stayed with me & my daughter. I cant be around someone who describes me like that as it really hurts & makes me want to stay in & not be around him. Does anyone know how i feel & have you had similar experiences? Lots of very gentle snuggles sharon d (UK).