Okay. Here I am at a dr appt this morning and, when he asked his usual question "What's going on?" I told him again about the CFS that we've discussed for the past 3 months. Told him I'm not sleeping right, I'm exhausted, have trouble concentrating, and so on. The usual, in other words. "Oh," says he, "I know what you need. I'll give you an order for Adderal." "That's speed. I just mentioned I'm already not sleeping well." "You will be able to do more in the house, get out and garden, go out for walks...." "Doctor, I already do what I can when I can in the house, I don't have a garden, and have you noticed I don't walk very well, not to mention that it has been between 90 and 108 degrees outside for the past several weeks?" "If you are more active in the daytime, you will be better able to sleep at night." Seeing that I wasn't going to get this man to listen to me, I accepted the scrip and dropped it off at the pharmacy on the way home. Pharmacy just called, to tell me that Adderal isn't covered under my insurance plan and that they would get in touch with dr to have him prescribe some other thing that is covered. Out of curiousity more than anything else, I asked what might be suggested to him. "Well, here's one...it's called Dextroamphetamine." Now I am absolutely sure this man never read my file. People with heart issues are warned not to use heavy stimulants, which both the Adderal and the Dextroamphetamine are. The office visit with this beauty included some comments about the medications I am taking..."Hmmm, it's odd you don't react badly to the Percoset you're taking, but you claim you can't handle any kind of anti-depressant, calcium channel blockers, blood pressure medications, or the Baclofen I prescribed for you last month." "People with CFIDS often react weirdly to medications. I don't just 'claim' the medication issues, they're true, and that Baclofen made me feel so horrible I threw it away. Besides, I don't need blood pressure medicine, my pressure is way low as it is." His only remaining saving grace is that he's still better than the county clinic circuit I recently escaped from. We don't have decent medical care here, this guy is the only dr even a little bit convenient to get to who accepts my medical coverage, and I'm raging at his comments! I guess it's a good thing he made me angry; my pressure is now up. I'll go wash this morning's dishes...didn't feel good enough to do that earlier. Thanks for listening! Lea.