I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem, but just wasn't sure how to handle it. I'm 41 and was diagnosed with FMS about 4 years ago. In Oct of 2008 I had a major relapse and have never recovered. I work at home full-time and thankfully I am able to do that because I would probably be on disability if I didn't. I hardly ever leave the house. I can't do all of my grocery shopping at one time...I'm too tired. I don't visit friends or family....too tired again. I usually have my neighbor pick up stuff at the store for me if I need it. Very rarely, I go shopping with my teenage daughter. THE MAJOR PROBLEM: My mother and sister will not accept my disease. I have been to my family doctor and a very well-known neurological specialist in my area. That's not enough. They want me to drive hours away to have another specialist see me. They believe I am not doing my best to work through this and "there has to be something" that I can do. They tell me I am on too many medications - even though they were prescribed by said specialist above. The thing is - I know that no matter who I see, no matter how much documentation I get, they will not believe me, and I am nearing my breaking point of patience with them - especially after 4 long years of arguing about it. Any suggestions short of cutting them out of my life completely?