Hi all, I've been peeking into your message board for a little over a month now and thought I'd finally say hello today. I've been ill for about 6 months now and it's been slow going for me to find anybody to diagnose me. I've been in and out of the ER with severe dizziness/fainting feeling and have had tried numerous medications, all failed or made me feel worse. I have pain just as everybody else does here but at times it's the dizziness, more than likely from anxiety, that keeps me down. I am a type 2 diabetic (well under control) and was first told I just had neuropathy. That didn't settle with me because of the research I did online and the pain that I was having so I asked my doctor about CFS. He said more than likely its FMS. I've had basic tests run but he never seems to focus on the FMS now that he has diagnosed me with that. I am glad to have a doctor that believes in it but I don't think he knows very much about it. My back has severe spasms which he can see by just looking and only seems to focus on what he can see. I am so frustrated and so depressed because everytime I leave his office I'm disappointed. I've expressed to him how severe the anxiety is, how I rarely want to leave the house now, how hard it is to care for my 2 children and yet all he would do is put me on vioxx and two weeks worth of klonopin until "your back feels better." (Um...what about the rest of me???) I have found that the klonopin works very well for the anxiety and I mentioned that to him. He wouldn't prescribe anymore or anything else at all until I see a psychologist that can verify that I need something such as that. My doctor is a very good thorough doctor and I do like him but he's not doing anything for my FMS. Now he is on vacation until Monday so I can't see a psychologist until he comes back and orders that for me. It's crazy. I can't function most days because of the pain and dizziness, so here I sit until Monday. I've done more waiting in the last 6 months then I ever have before. I'm in Wisconsin and there aren't many doctors in my area that deal with FMS without traveling quite a distance to see one. Today I am just at my wit's end and sooo tired of waiting. This is all so new to me and it's been very hard to deal with. I feel like a failure most days. It's so hard to care for my 5 and 9 year old. My husband doesn't understand and thinks I enjoy laying around in bed all day. I felt comfortable enough to write this here to you all because I don't have anybody that really understands here at home. My thoughts have been scattered around here a bit and I do apologize for that. What a way to introduce myself!! lol. I'm truly glad you all are here. It was the only place I could come and vent that I would really be understood.