Some time back a member posted the topic of temper and feeling anger at these diseases. After some thought, and a couple of experiences, I am wondering if anger does not make us worse. This is not to say it causes FM, for example, although we can take that up. This last week my frustration (anger) with a doctor's office made me ask for my records transfered. I wrote a cordial note to the doctor (nice guy, been very helpful, but is a long way away and not doing much). My anger is with his billing department. They screw up a bill and threaten to take me to collection for $10.35 (out of $100's of dollars.) So I get my records transfered to my primary physician. I usually go to his associate, but associated died (how dare he!) Primary calls me to talk. He is sure that many of my problems are caused by eating too much meat, not enough vegetables and yogurt, and not being below normal weight (he believes in being under weight.) I am not angry at him, I am angry at me for letting my anger get the best of me. Suddenly I am in a flare. I really hurt. There is nothing else that has happened that I can see. What do you think? Does anger make FMS worse or does FMS make us more angry? Or, maybe I am confusing anger with fear or something else.