I am new to message boards. I have FMS, lupus, and a host of other problems. I always thought the tremendous pain in my shoulders, arms, neck, and back were due to my fibro, but it turns out that I have another problem -- the "pain in the neck" is also due to buldging disks, degenerative disks, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis. My family doc and my rheumatologist do not believe in pain medicine for the fibro or any of my other problems, but are now sending me to this Pain Management specialist for an evaluation. Has anyone seen one? Will he dismiss all of my fibro pain? I think I am in more pain from the fibro and lupus than from the neck/back problems. I now have a new pain in my lower back/hip where I cannot stand up or walk more than 10 minutes. If I do, the pain is sooooooo bad that I must sit down immediately and feel like crying. Sound familiar?