Charlotte that is the typical answer doctors give to chronic pain. Or they tell you your a woman and your emotional there for you are in pain go take Tylenol and exercise. If that worked the millions that suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue syndrome would be out of the door and back to work. Most of us are on some form of disability not by choice but because we are unemployable.
Go to Healthgrade.com this is a web site that lets you find a doctor that has the best qualifications in your area. It will ask you were you live and how far you are willing to travel. Then look for a Rhuematologist that if familiar with Fibromyalgia. Ask before you go if the doctor has treated many Fibromyalgia patients. It takes a very special doctor to treat patients that will never get better at best he/she can relieve some of the pain to make you not suicidal as most of us get due to the chronic pain. I hope you don't have fibro but if you do your going to meet a great group of folks. Good luck Carol K oh ay I forgot call your local Arthritis Ass. there are workshops to help one understand fibro and chronic fatigue syndrome which is a cousin of fibro.