Hello. I'm new to this group and new to fibromyalgia--at least on a personal level. I know some people who have it, though in some cases, they never told me until I mentioned my recent diagnosis (about two weeks ago) to them. I also have multiple sclerosis. I've had MS for *many* years, and though I haven't taken any of the bio-engineered MS drugs until now, my last couple of MRIs convinced me that I need to be on one of them, and I'm trying to work that out financially. (My health plan doesn't cover either prescription drugs or durable medical equipment. So I get to pay for both my meds and repairs to my scooter myself.) My concern is how MS and fibromyalgia and/or treatments for either condition may interact with the other condition. My neurologist's office has told me they don't deal with fibromyalgia, and my primary care doctor, while very nice and accommodating, doesn't really seem to know more than the very basics about either condition. I'm a public policy analyst and a disability rights activist and have long known that you have to be your own advocate to get what you need in the health-care system. However, at the moment, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I certainly would appreciate hearing from anybody else on this list who is dealing with both MS and fibromyalgia and having the opportunity to learn from your experience. Thank you. --Laura R.M.