Hello This is what happened today. I went to personnel office to ask for disability forms to take with me later in week to discuss STD with family doc. Lady who would usually give out forms is out sick. Union President who's like a big brother and helped me during divorce, asked what I needed. He sat in when I had my accomodations meeting w/VP so he knows what's going on with job, health. I told him I needed the disability forms to discuss with doc since VP was clearly dragging his feet setting accomodations in place, I'm fading fast and have been taking sick days, so I think I just have to take a block of time because I'm fried. I also told him VP had not specified exactly what he was wwaiting to see in terms of a 'treatment plan' because I had already given him a doctors note asking for an adjustment to my schedule and work load because of FM, plus info on what FM is and a clearly written document explaining how it effects me, my work and what I am able to do in spite of it. Later in day, he called to say come to his office. He gave me STD and family leave forms. Its 3 months at full pay, job guaranteed, no questions, they can't argue any point. Then its full pay LTD but current position is not guaranteed, however they cannot fire, they have to find another position. Its in our contract, the only thing I'm required to do is keep up with medical documentation. I've taken STD 3x, because of emergency medical hosptializations and when I ruptured my discs. This is the first time I will be out, but not incapacitated with physical illness. My question is, please give your thoughts and experience on stating that depression, exhaustion (as well as FM) is part of the reason for STD, because I dont want to jeopardize applying for LTD if we are up front with depression. I know some members mentioned that their applications had been rejected because of depression, saying it wasn't FM, it was depression and thqat didnt qualify them. Its very confusing how arbitrary the procedures appear from the outside. At my age and work record, I dont think no that's its really an issue at this point, but who knows. Thank you for any input or ideas.