Hi all - I haven't posted in awhile . . . but who do I turn to when I need help??? You guys of course. I have been diagnosed with Fibro for a long time - have that wonderful classification of being "highly functional". For the last three months I have been going down hill - fast. Have missed a bunch of work in that length of time. For the last three weeks I have had excruciating pain in my left hip that radiates down my left leg. I thought it was a trigger point - so I was doing all kinds of body work trying to release it - but nothing worked. The Dr. prescribed some pain pills - which didn't touch it - then three days later - he started me on prednisone - YUCK - and that alleviated it some - I went back to work after being off for two and a half days - and the pain is back to the point I want to scream. My boss strongly encouraged me not to come to work tomorrow - and in fact - not to come back until I'm 100% better. Can't stay out of work without a Dr's note. There are other issues of course - Can't hear out of left ear - have a rash over the upper half of my body - and both of my hands are numb - and am becoming dumber than a door knob all of a sudden - I mean seriously - I have no brain. I'm a walking train wreck. Plus I'm really discouraged. How do I tell my Dr. that I need him to step up to the plate and take me out of work so that I can get some answers? I think that the Fibro is getting worse? Any help would be appreciated.