Well here I go again .After all my bad experences over the pass several years I finely requested that I be aloud to have a new set of Doctors. I have been told that this new doctor has a patient with FM/CFS .So I am going to ask if I can talk to her and see how her care is . I am in so much pain I can hardly walk. I have to find strength to leave my home on Sat. and Sun. for an Open House here so it will hopefully sell. I can not even get up or down even a couple of steps . I know it is time to get a different type of pain med but how do you convence the doctor ? I have lived with this getting worse for 7 years now and I do not want to have this pain anymore . I am 53 years old and want a better quality of life for myself. When I ask one of my old doctors for a handycap parking sticker he looked at me and said I wasnt that bad. How do you get the help you need when they just do not see your needs? I am that bad . When I cant go out for any period of time and I can't walk a block without exhaustion. I spend 3 days in bed for every few hours that I leave my home. My left hand stays swollen I cant use it, not to even count all the other complantes I have about this DD. I know that there are pain pills that work and I am scaried to get hooked but I am more scaried to live in this pain when I know they can help. How do I get this help ,how do I get them to believe me? I made my appointment time so my husband can go with me so he can tell the doctor how I struggle .Hopefully He will believe my husband and help me. I do not think I should have to take a witness with me to get help but I do not know what else to do.I know if he sends me away without any help Im going to need to go to mental health.