From time to time I peruse some MS message boards and I have found that they run into many ignorant doctors who don't believe they're ill with MS or anything else significant and disabling. They have the same complaints we do that they aren't listened to, that people in their lives don't treat them right, and that they're often not believed. Many of them also have FMS. It's common for them to go to 5 doctors before they receive a diagnosis and for many of them the diagnosis isn't even definite. It doesn't matter if they have spinal taps or many lesions on their brains either. What does this mean for us? Their illness is more accepted and more recognized, right? For most of them, treatments don't seem to help much either. Let's just say we get our dream-come-true and ME is finally given the status that MS has. Will anything really change for us?