Hi All, I am new to the board and new to the diagnosis of FM and CFIDS. Since being diagnosed nearly a month ago, I have done a ton a research and tried to do whatever possible to adjust my life accordingly. I guess what compelled me to post here is the frustration I am having with my new doc. I was forced to change doctors after 10 years because my doctor does not believe in FM or CFIDS and claims they are the "lazy doctor's diagnosis". Of course, I new he was wrong and therefore found a new doc who exhausted every test possible (along with an Endocrinologist) and they arrived at the diagnosis together. The challenge I am having now is the fact that after brain surgery 10 years ago to remove a tumor and 7 subsequent concussions, I have just enough damage which causes me to have a high tolerance to pain medications. So, when asking my doctor for the appropriate amount of pain medication just to get me through the day, I am faced with that judgmental look like I am a junkie or something (even though I have my medical records and family member with me at the appointment to help prove this fact). I know that most people with FM actually are more sensitive to the effects of medications and so I am assuming I am the exception to the rule. So, I guess what I am asking is this: Can anyone understand/relate to what I am going through and does anyone have any suggestions? I am going insane with the pain and the inability to control it. Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.