Had one of my close friends visit today and while she was here a young fellow who used to board with us arrived. Knew I hadn't been well as I just have't been functioning like I used to and he knew that, and asked about my health. Told him I have FM. Whats that??? Well it's a bit like CFS only very painful. After he left my friend exploded. Stop saying it's like CFS. THAT"S "Yuppie Flu" and you know what people will be saying about you. Tried to tell her she was wrong and there is much evidence around suggesting allsorts of things which may be responsible for us having FM. Her response??? And stop reading all that stuff about it too.!!! I just changed the subject. My other close friend is very supportive and she used to be a nurse. Makes it difficult., don't it. Oh well. I will still read all I can etc and keep in touch with you all on this board. I just won't tell her "nuthin". Love Ozgran.