I've been dealing with FMS/CFS nearly 24 years. As with most of us dealing with FMS one side of the body is weaker or more painful than the other. Well, as most of us dealing with FMS look better than the folks not dealing with health or other concerns. Since most people feel I look about 15 or so years younger than my actual age, docs and others have not always taken me seriously. I have never fit the FMS looks profile. After an MRI a few years back, I had an appointment with a neurologist to get the results of the MRI. Of course, I was looking great, younger and healthy, got myself nicely dressed and had all hair in place and drove to my appointment. Everything looked fine with the MRI (as tests usually do with us). So, I asked what then was the problem with my left side since the MRI was fine. The doctor told me that the reason my left arm was bothering me was because I was avoiding using it. Most recently, I poured out all of my complaints to a pain management doctor and trust me when I say the appointment quickly went south doing 90! When I got her report it said that I had my own treatment plan which I was apparently satisfied with. But hey, that's FMS life as we've come to love it!!!