Hi, everyone seems new to the board since I was here, maybe a couple of years ago...can't remember. I was sidetracked by a misdiagnopsis of alz. Ive had cfids for about 12 years. Never thought I had fibro too, but the past couple of weeks have been nothing but pain. Of course I have arthritis and thought that must be it, but the pain is almst unbearable at times. I had a mini stroke last Feb, and I think some more since. Balance very bad, so walk with a cane, and doc. says a walker ,but it is so inconvient. Anyway, my husband walks beside me so the cane is enough. I was given neurontin for burning pain in my feet. It helped some but I felt depressed and my children told me it was dangerous, and not to take it. Haven't had it in about two weeks, and think I may have to go back on it. I see the neuro in a week so will have a talk with him. Is there anything else that works for the pain? I live with the heating pad. Husband is not much support but I love him and he loves me. I try to get him to read all about cfids and fm, but I don't think he believes it. Now I'm not driving so have to depend on him and friends to go anywhere. Forgive the long whine,just wanted to bring you up to date.