Are doctors supposed to say you have a chronic condition that may last indefinitely, or are they supposed to say you need FMLA for a certain time period? My problem was Kaiser doctors never believing me (saying it's all in my head but prescribing narcotics such as oxycontin for me), and after I would beg them to fill out the FMLA packets, they would only give me a few months at a time. If Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are as serious as they are, why don't the doctors say it's an indefinite condition? Either way, our jobs will make us get a medical recertification every year, anyway. If one day, we no longer have symptoms, then we won't need medical recertifcations. But because our symptoms wax and wane, and are so unpredictable, and life stressors that are out of our control can trigger relapses, all doctors should say that are conditions are indefinite, right?