First I want to say... this is not about my Doctor! She is wonderful and patient, having tried treatment after treatment in an attempt to help me. She even sent in a referral request to Mayo Clinic to see if they could help me and unfortunately they declined my request for treatment. I have officially been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Although I am willing to accept that I may have fibromyalgia I am not willing to accept it is the only thing wrong. First of all they say that fibromyalgia has flare-ups periods of good and bad times when you may not experience much pain if any at all. I have not had a single solitary day without some level of pain in almost 7 years. My question is this... Have any of you ever gone to the Mayo Clinic and do you think if I just showed up in the ER that they would treat me? It's a little bit of a trip as I am in Illinois and Mayo is in Minnesota. Although I'm not unwilling to take a chance I will be even more frustrated and highly disappointed if they plain and simply turn me away without so much as an intake. I'm so tired and I don't know how much longer I can cope with constantly being in pain. The cramping & burning pain is just too much to tolerate. Something's Gotta Give!!!