I know, I know...this topic has been visited and visted again, but I really need to vent. I've had FM for 5 years. I had a conversation with my mother today and for some reason, she felt the need to bring up FM and disability. She proceeded to tell me that "most people believe that fibromyalgia is just all in your head or a psychiatric disorder.....and that goes for most doctors too." Then she said I may as well decide NOT to file disability since nobody really believes in it. I told her that alot of people with FM get disability. She told me that she has a friend whose son has MS and he has been to court 3 times and still hasnt gotten it. I think the whole thing boils down to this - if I get disability, I will have a hard time making ends meet, at which point, she feels I may need to move in with her - and she has made it very clear that she is enjoying her life living alone. She doesnt want me to be a burden. Of course one could argue that she only cares about me and wants the best for me - doesnt want me to get my hopes up cuz I may not get disability anyway. Trust me, it is the first one. I know my mom best and she has never ever been the kind of mom that is concerned about anyone or anything.