I was diagnosed with FM 12 years ago. Reading all the posts at various sites over the years I noticed how alone we all are. We face this pain and cope with little support from our family and friends. We look to doctors first for healing, then for easing of the pain. We end up settle for finding one who will just understand and not look at us with disdain like we're drug seekers. Friends stop asking us to go anywhere and families never understand and think we're lazy or unmotivated. Why are we so alone? Why is there still a stigma that this is a psychiatric problem and not a neurological one?