Hi all I went to my fibro support group yesterday and they had a rheumatologist come to give a talk. Infact he is the guy I've been seeing and who diagnosed me with fibro four years ago. What he said was pretty interesting a new medical paper has come out in Canada showing they are moving forward in proving that we are in pain lol. Wow.( I'm being a bit sarcastic). They used this new MRI scanner called an Fmri I can't remember what the f stands for. But they did various tests on healthy people and on people with fibro and it showed that we only have to be touched lightly for the pain signals to go off in our brains. But he did say don't get too excited as we are about 5 years off it still being proved. I said Why? Because we are a lot further behind here. I just don't get it,there is an epidemic of this illness in this country yet there is not much research being done. Can't the government see how much it's costing them? Let alone a bloomin cure!!! He also said its likely that it will mean we will be seen by a neurologist in the future as its a problem with the brain and the neural pathway. Anyway I will have a look and see if I can find the paper,he was very excited by it. I wasn't because 5 years sounds a long way off to me. Concerning disability benefit he said you must just persevere with them and not give up,he was disgusted with what's happening to people but its not only us it's everybody with any kind of illness.