Hi there, I wasn't opposed to meds, but tended to believe in God giving me the abilities to help my body take care of its self. I WAS very athletic & think our body is a temple to be respected. Respect is how I navigate with doctors, because rule number one: they had better respect the body & its caretaker. Only had a few experience with docs not being helpful. The nueraligist was the worst-they have really evil toys. I have a "no touch me" rule after that experience. At least till I deem it o.k. Paying for those appointments-bites! If a new doc appointment isn't going well I'm polite & stop giving too many details and shorten appointment. Basically get out quickly, I don't want to cry or worse loose my temper. It all goes on the medical records. I've learned so much. About the medical practice, about me, and I taught myself how to knit. And hopefully I have more time to learn a few more things before become a society member again. Can't believe I'm saying that. Yes God, I'll have another helping. My humor has definately gone to the whacky side. I'm 48, been married 7 yrs. Came back from our honeymoon, 3 days later, whack, slammed with this. Talk about coming back with the wrong bride. If you notice from the board comments magic cure just isn't here yet. The best seems to come from learning what works for each person. The doctors are just as frustrated with not being able to find us help. This is truely a weird place to be. This may sound strange, the best advise has come from the multiple sclerosis members. They have the research for best nerve treatment, where gabapentin & klonopin came from. And, the best guides to daily living with limited energy. Originally it helped me the most. Now their treatment are immune modifiers.