SS told me I had to be evaluated by one of their psy. docs. So after waiting a month and a half, I finally had my appointment Friday. While I was waiting I did some research, I posted here and several of you were kind enough to write back. I also got some other information from books and articles and they all said the same thing. Protect yourself and if possible tape the interview. The letter from SS. take I had to bring someone who knew my health history, so my husband, who is paid hourly, took the afternoon off, at no pay, to take me. It took almost an hour to fill in all the paperwork - hard to write, hard to think. Anyway, we finally get into the dr. office and after he asks if I am there because I have filed for disability, I ask him if he minds that I tape the interview. Well-----that provoked quite a response. He said he did mind and why would I want to. I told him I wanted it so I could be sure I remembered what all had been said, that I had problems with my memory. He said that he believed the only reason was so that I could come back and sue him later. At that point I said fine, I wouldn't tape and turned to my husband and said, be sure you remember everything. The dr. freaked again and said he thought we needed to get another dr. to do the interview. He got up and said he was going to call SS and that we needed to wait in the waiting room. About 10 min. later, he came out and said that SS said we should just leave and contact them to set up a new interview with a different Dr. WHAT A CROCK!!!!!!!!!! I tried to call the person handling my case, but she wasn't in. Now, I have to start all over with this interview thing and I am afraid SS will label me as a trouble maker. Anybody else ever had this happen?