All these years that I've gone thru *&#$@% she's told me that I need to just think positive and try to live a normal life......shall I say little sympathy for what I live with. For the last 2 years I've seen little signs that she might be developing CFS or FM. She's had some thyroid troubles after she delivered her first child.....graves disease....which eventually went away with meds. She's had follow up thyroid tests but lately she's very, very tired, trouble sleeping, strange feelings in her muscles, etc. etc. Yesterday she went to a doctor at a clinic we've normally gone to and was apparently treated like a "mental case". Big shock to her....not to me though. The doctor told her she had ordered thyroid tests 3 years ago!!!! And things don't change???? She's now been referred to a neurologist because the doctor she's been seeing has now gone into private practice. This doctor wouldn't give a renewal of her prescription for gabapentin and this is something she can't go off cold turkey. What a mess. I'm seeing giant changes with Obama care coming on. She's stuck because she picked her HMO....thankfully my husband still works and we have a PPO, otherwise I would also be up a creek.