Dear Anette, The reason part-time is not an option is that is what my employer told me. they were going to give me 4 to 6 weeks at 3 days a week, then want me to resume full time. The psychiatrist believes it is real, but she feels it originates in the mind, due to some deep conflict. My rheumatologist also says patients do better if they work. I have 0 support at mt job, in fact some are hostile towards me, for taking so much time off. My husband has been on disability for years now, so I can't leave it all up to him. ( He keeps trying to encourage me, you can do it etc... ) I am so lost right now,,, Thanks for listening !!!