As a family practice physician in a small community, I enjoyed your articles about new advances in pain mgmt. But I'd like to comment on your article on fibromyalgia ("Fibromyalgia: Not All in Your Head"). The American College of Rheumatology approved diagnostic criteria for fm in 1990, but I believe that was a mistake. The condition is not associated with any objective pathology, and diagnoses based soley on symptoms are prone to error and abuse. What bothers us physicians is that by labeling fibromyagia a disease, we encourage people to claim disability. Most of us don't want our taxes supporting someone who is not truly disabled. Tracy M. Baker, MD Augusta, KS Now isn't this the kind of doctor we all need? And of course I'd love to sit at home, all alone, on disability. Why do I need to be out working, being productive and making friends? I like to sit home, bored, depressed, lonely...yeah, that's the life I've always dreamed of Ms. Baker!