I was diagnosed with fibro in February 2004. I have suffered with depression most of my adult life. I am 47. I had to quit my real estate job in January 2005 because of the depression and fibromyalgia. Since then, I've struggled tremendously financially and emotionally along with the ups and downs of fibro. I am wondering what I have to do to try to get disability income. I know from reading the posts and talking to friends how difficult it is to be approved. I feel I have to try anyway, as there is no income coming in except for my husband's and it's not enough. Do you all recommend I see a psychiatrist as my first step? I'm told it is 'easier' to be approved with the depression diagnosis than fibromyalgia diagnoses. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and input.