Sorry this is long. I've been seeing my current doctor for a few years. He has done all the lab work, sent me to a rheumatologist, and changed my meds around over and over. I never had a really comfortable feeling that he really understood what I was going through with the fibro. Now that I think about it, there were lots of red flags. Like the time my eyesight became blurry while I was driving and I called his office to get an emergency appointment. I was really scared. They said they could see me only if it wasn't related to fibromyalgia. Huh? I guess I was so wrapped up in my illness and depression that I just let it slide. At my last appointment, I asked him to fill out a form for my long-term disability company. You know, one of those that ask how much weight I can lift, how far I can walk, etc. He referred me to have a functional assessment done. When that office called to schedule the appointment, they told me it was a 4-hour test to test my strength and stamina. I asked if it could be broken into shorter appointments, but she said no. I called my doctor and asked if there was any other way to test my physical abilities, and he said no. I explained to him that it would put me out of commission for weeks. I have to be very careful what I do how often or I end of suffering for days or weeks after. He wouldn't listen. I called the insurance company, and they said I didn't need a functional assessment, they just want the doctor's opinion of what I can and can't do. The insurance rep. even talked to my doctor and told him the same thing. My doctor still won't fill out the form unless I do this functional assessment. So, emotional basket case that I am, I told his nurse that I would be finding a doctor who actually knows about fibromyalgia and thanks for nothing. I know, I know. Not a very adult thing to do. But darn it. I'm so fed up. It isn't that I didn't want to do the assessment. In fact, I thought it was a good idea to get a baseline of my physical function. But then I found out how long and strenuous it was going to be. I can't knowingly make myself bedbound just for a test, especially having kids to take care of. Now I have to find another doctor, and I don't know where or how. I don't want to start with a doctor and then find out later that he or she doesn't understand fibromyalgia. Of course this comes at a time when I'm in the middle of my yearly re-evaluation by the insurance company to see if they will continue payments. At least I know my therapist and psychiatrist will be sending in their forms. P.S. Sorry it's been so long since I've been on here. I've been trying to not focus so much on fibromyalgia and just live my life the best I can. I guess there's no way to get away from it, huh?