I was surfing sites and found some very important info for people going through the disability process. A lawyer says a recent l999 ruling (SSR99 -2p) clarifies that the treating physician must be considered the PRIMARY INFO SOURCE about the applicants disability status. In the past,medical evaluators who saw a patient only once to render an opinion on functional capacity were given the same credence as a longer term or treating doctor. Also, an administrative law judge cannot reject a a claim based on absence of abnormal lab findings --SSA policy for CFIS and FMS said there "is no dip-stick lab test" (Hallingring v. Callahan 1997). Furthermore, becausse the method of diagnosing is limited, the CLAIMANT's testimony is enhanced (Reed v. Sec of H & H l992). So, make sure you and/or laywer are aware of these facts and rulings; and make sure that social security knows that you know these things! Make sure "99-2p" is on your application. I got this excellent info from a lawer on a site which you could find by looking at disabilityassistance followed by the usual suffix. Let us know how it goes. Don't give in or give up!