I recently was referred to a rheumy by my primary physician after several years of FM/CFIDS and then arthritic complaints. The first rheumy was rude and I heard of another who I asked my doc to refer me. I LUV'd her! She was sooo knowledgable in FM and explained it all and was patient while she listened to my every complaint. Then she addressed everything step by step and let's get this taken care of, get this done, etc.....I left content and addressed the lab work, xrays, etc...then I was to follow up. I called to for my follow up appt only to be put off because of her booked schedule...till end of April. That is a long wait for a follow up. Red flag went up, but I luv this doctor, right. So this week things began to flare, and after working harder than usual I found myself in severe pain and hardly able to move, let alone walk and go into work, so I called the nurse to ask for pain meds. I haven't had any pain meds since about Sept. Well I was told this doctor doesn't prescribe pain meds for Fibromyalgia. Just like that. Like THIS condition is not worthy of pain meds! I was insulted. I felt ashamed because I should have checked this out in the beginning anyway. I asked what does she recommend for breakthru pain or flares then. She then went over my current medications, like the Lyrica and Nebumetone and how much I took and like that was already a high dose, they didn't see why I would need pain meds. I felt so insulted. Then she said she would consult the doctor and get back to me after I would not give up. She called back later and said the doctor suggested I try physical therapy! I said fine and didn't want to argue. She faxed me a rx for physical therapy. I am in shock that doctors don't think Fibromyalgia is real pain and that those of us who ask for pain meds should be put off. I don't abuse pain medications and I use them when I think I need them. Anyone else have doctors who refuse to prescribe something for pain?