Hello ! Nice to find this board ! I was diagnosed with FMS & CFS last January. Of course, I knew things hadn't been right for years ( 27 years actually ! )and was hampered by a mis-diagnosis of Lyme disease 7 years ago. Well, at least now I have a diagnosis. My problem is that the Dr. I have refuses to prescribe pain meds. He is completely anti- narcotics and said dealing with pain is better than becoming addicted to pain meds.He said that since this is a chronic, lifelong condition I should basically " learn to live with it ". Now, I don't have to tell any of you that that is an unrealistic expectation. He did prescribe Flexeril, and I don't find it much help, especially during a flair. I do not have insurance and have been denied SSI, so I can't really shop around for someone who can actually help me. I live in CT. and wondered if anyone might have any suggestions for me. The pain & depressions as a result of the chronic pain is driving me to the edge. Any thoughts, help, support would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks !