I have applied for SSI only 2 weeks ago but i expect they will probably want me to do the FEC. I have FM/CFS, Depression, Thyroid, and lots of other issues-(Not that FM/CFS shouldn't be enough), I don't know if I need to go to the SSA docs or I have heard that you are entitled to have your own personal doctor do the exam. Does anyone have the answer or what they had to do? Just trying to get all my thoughts together for my fight with the system!!! Thanks for all the replies in advance--- Mevy.