I am so overwhelmed with everything right now. I have FM. I'd give anything for one day of rest. I've worked horrible hours this week. The women here at work are petty, catty, and act like they are in junior high. They make me sick. This weekend I have 20 things to do. The way I feel, I'll be lucky to get one done. I'm so exhausted when I get home from work, I don't do anything. I feel horribly guilty because my house looks like crap, my husband does the dishes more than I do (believe it or not, I don't have a dishwasher), I'm always asking the kids (ages 12 and 9) to do little things for me. I've always been the caretaker. Now I'm not. It makes me very sad. I don't want the kids to remember their mom as someone who laid around all the time. I'm not the same person I was 10 months ago. I'm switching primary care doctors, after 3 years. I loved this doctor. I referred people to her. When I saw her about this, I was given the impression she feels FM is "all in your head". She told me I needed counseling. From labs that office visit she found out I was anemic and told me to get an EGD and colonscopy to find the source of blood loss. I JUST had an EGD 2 months ago. Showed GERD and chronic gastritis, no bleeding. I have no signs of a lower GI bleed. I've had horrendous, frequent periods for years. I've told her this. She blows it off. So I sent myself to a gyno. When I told him about my periods and the frequency, he said "That's why you're anemic" Well DUH!!! This convinced me to switch PCP's. I see a new one in two weeks. If I don't like him, I'll find another. I will find a doctor who is not patronizing about this DD. Just venting here, because I know this is the place to do it.