Hi! My name is Sue. I've had fibro, DDD, and related conditions for many years. I moved three years ago to a rural area where there is a wholesale war on pain patients going on. Complicating matters is that I work in a related field and fear losing my job if too much is known about my conditions or my treatment. (So grateful TO be working at all!) My pain doctor is great, but he cannot diagnose or treat anything but the pain. I'm getting a lot of renewed symptoms (extreme fatigue, "fibrofog", and headaches) as well as new ones (buzzing in my head, dark spots in my vision, and short episodes of what I can best describe as "going offline". I feel like I'm not in my body, sort of like I'm going to pass out. It only happens for a few seconds, but its scary.) I've been working on reducing my pain meds gradually for a long time and am starting to wonder if this is such a good idea. Dealing with pain for so long I'm not sure my perspective is very good on my pain level 1-10, but do feel much more aware of it lately. Anyway, my relationship with my PCP for the last two years has been increasingly unpleasant. She initially said she was comfortable with pain patients, but has sent me on some wild goose chases in evaluating the rest of me because she seems to believe the meds are going to destroy my liver, colon, make me fat, etc. At my last visit she interrogated me for information I have many times provided, then when I was leaving her office in the non-private lobby asked me if I was suicidal or not because she'd just heard a study about people stockpiling pain meds for suicide. I was stunned by the way she handled such a sensitive issue, and called her later to express my discomfort. She fired me. That is just as well, but I need to find a new PCP who I can trust in my area. None of them seem to want to take on pain patients, even when I explain that I don't need them prescribed for me.. Any encouragement or ideas about how to find one would be most appreciated. Thanks.