As some of you may know I had a fall in january, which has increased my pain, and also all my neurological stuff. My Dr. wanted me to try P/T, I did it for a month and a half and it just sent me into flare after flair, and shingle out breaks overlapping over and over again. Last tuesday when I went, something very painful happened with my neck, was using a machine for arms and back, felt like someone squeezed all my nerves in my neck and pain was shooting into my head, had a flair for 3 days and horrible headache. Called Dr.s office and told them I was not going to p/t again till I figure out what is going on. I have asked her time and time again to send me to neurologist, instead she sent me to rheumy dr. 2x in past 3 years, he just says yup you have fibro and shingles.... big surprise ya right. She had told me if p/t didnt work was gonna send me to surgeon. I want to see a neurologist!!! I called a few neurologists in my area to see who has experience working with people who have cfids/fm. Every one listed in phone book told me they won't even see a person with cfids/fm, told me to schedule with rheumy DR. I live in Maine, not the most up and coming area for cfids/fm. Now I find it odd that my lawyer had gotten disability for more then 10 people who suffer from cfids/fm, yet there are no Drs. who deal with this in my area, no support groups in my area. Everyone up here is living in the sand!!! I sat at my desk after calling all those places and cried my eyes out for hours......I just don't know what to do anymore. My only alternative is drive 2 states away, ( I can barely drive to the store). Why is it such a misunderstood illness? In this day and age why are professionals that we pay, or insurance pays so ignorant to this?? Thanks for letting vent.