I keep seeing ME and I know it is something similar to CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) but don't know what the ME stands for. Also, what is DD? Dreadful diagnosis? And Dx is Diagnosis? Maybe for newbies when using abreviations posters could (spell it out in parentheses)? And another question that I hope isn't against the board rules (which I haven't read yet, lol) but so many people say that their Dr. will not prescribe pain meds yet so many posters are TAKING CONTROL of their illness and do SO MUCH research (good for you guys, thank you for setting the example for us newbies) so why not order pain meds online without a prescription? I ordered my Tramadol online from a US pharmacy in Baltimore. There is a short questionaire asking about meds currently taking, diagnosis and such and I was approved to receive my Tramadol. Has anyone else had experience with this? I'm finding Dr.'s to be fairly useless with this illness.