Doctors have been telling me for years that I probably have FMS, and I've had chronic daily migraines for years too. About six months ago, I decided never to talk to doctors about the migraines again (except to ask them for specific treatments as I find them). The reason is that it has become too emotionally painful for me to see them essentially ignore my suffering and make no effort to help me. And it causes problems (I've been chewed out and even dumped by doctors who got sick of me asking for help with the almsot constant migraine that is wreaking havoc in my life). I'm angry: In the last 20 years, every single migraine treatment I've tried has been my idea, not theirs. They don't offer anything. If they aren't going to use their medical knowlege to help me, I don't see any point of going through the humiliation of begging. They obviously don't care how much I suffer. And it's getting to be the same way with fibromyalgia (which I believe I developed as the result of living with so much migraine pain). Doctors just look the other way and change the subject when I try to talk to them about it. They don't try to treat it, and they don't prescribe palliatives. If I ask for painkillers, they really react badly, as if I'm an addict just making up the pain to get drugs! Maybe I'm giving up too soon, but after my experience with medical unhelpfulness/disinterest with my serious migraine problems, I can't imagine that they'll do any more for the fibromyalgia. Do others have such problems? I find they seldom mention my complaints about either in their notes: They just write things like "depressed and crying" and neglect to mention that I was telling them about being in the midst of a 20 day relentless serious migraine at the time or that my entire body aches much of the time. So what's the point of trying to communicate only to wind up feeling subhuman as well being stuck with all the pain? I can better use my time and energy searching for treatments myself. Grace PS: One yelled at me, "I can't do anythng for your pain! You're going to have to figure out how to deal with it! It's a waste of time for me to listen to you talk about it!" and then she stomped out of the room. The one after that dumped me after I asked him for narcotic painkillers. And then I deliberately chose a doctor without a DEA license, thinking he at least would have to believe in my pain...and he did, but he said he had no idea what to do about it. I know they can't help being like they are, but sometimes I just hate them because I have to suffer a great deal because of it, both from a lot of pain and being treated as if my pain doesn't matter or isn't real, very dehumanizing. I feel better for having got this off my chest. It's just something I'm having to deal with lately.