Since CFIDS/CFS/ME is based on "self-reported symptoms" this allows the ALJ to attack a claimant's creditability. After reading the decisions I've received, I don't even like me and I'm convinced I'm a horrible person! Have you had to deal with character assasignation by the ALJ? How did you respond to it? Just as an example -- I was in a car accident and my car was totalled. For some reason the ER report says I said (which I didn't) that my car sustained little or no damage. The ALJ has used this against me. I contacted the Highway Patrol about the police report from my accident and they don't keep records for more than 5 years so I can't get a copy of the police report to disprove the ER statements. I didn't have insurance claim filed so there's no record there. I did submit a picture of my car, but that didn't do any good. This is just one of MANY instances where the ALJ has attacked my character and creditability. Just wondering how anyone else has dealt with this problem.