Well, I went to a new doctor today. He confirmed my diagnosis of CFS/FM and then he said "I don't know why you've had to miss so much work". AM I stupid or something? I'm not as bad as many are, but I've had some horrible days last year. Then he gave me a prescription for Ultracet? and said I need to start exercising slowly and start losing weight. He said that FM is a neurological disease where our pain receptors over react. Now, can you tell me why, if I have this and all the other symptoms that go along with it, would I not have days and sometimes weeks, when I'm too sick to work. I don't know if I'm going back or not. I'm going to try to exercise more and slowly get off of caffeine (he recommended it). I'm not too sure of the pain med. I don't handle many meds well, but he said I can break the pills or take them however I need them as long as I don't go over the max. Whats the opinion of the good members on this board? Can you tell me if I've missed something? I have CFS/FM, to include irritable bowel and interstitial cystitis. I'm of the opinion if they've never suffered with it, then they just don't understand the fatigue and pain. Am I wrong?