Hi...I was diagnosed with FM and CFS almost 18 months ago and have gone through 2 years of Lupus testing (all tests showing negative results). My muscle and joint pain sometimes will get so bad (as I am sure you all know) that nothing seems to help. I have tried to stay with natural remedies (herbs, vitamins, essential oils ect.) as much as possible but now have opened up to the more traditional remedies. My Doctor now has me on Xanax 5mg, Soma 350mg and Oxycontin 10mg, all of which are PRN. Is it the "norm" to be on narcotics? Is it common for peole with diseases such as these to become addicted to pain meds? The amount of Oxycontin does not even touch my pain but I can't take Vicodin or percodan. Please...if anyone has any advise they could give me or experience they would share, I would greatly appreciate it!!!