I will be seeing my primary care doc in a couple weeks, for a recheck on fibro and my meds. I've only seen this doc once before, for a physical exam last July. I'll have blood drawn before the appointment, to follow up on prior labs. This doc referred me to a rheumatologist, who I did see once, and who basically told me I am managing the fibro well, she saw no evidence of RA, and to go back to the primary doc. Ok. That is good and bad news, I guess. I think the fibro could be managed better. The doc also referred me to an endocrinologist, but I haven't followed up on that. I just feel so reluctant to start with any more doctors. My experiences have been so unproductive with doctors, who generally have no clue how to manage my health needs. They usually want to prescribe more pills and tell me to lose weight. (ok, I do need to lose about 40 pounds...) When I think about going to a new doctor, I feel like getting into bed, putting the covers over my head and staying there. Am I doctor phobic? I feel stuck, unable to move forward, and I really hate talking to doctors. I am keeping my appointment in January because I really need to re-evaluate my meds and get new prescriptions from the doc. But I don't expect much from her, unless my blood work comes back with something unusual, which is not likely. (That REALLY frustrates the doctor...) Does anyone else feel this way? What do you do about it? I prefer to manage my care myself, with healthy eating and living and herbal medicine, but the doc still has a place in all this, I suppose. For my Darvocet prescription, if nothing else. I would love to hear from others here about this topic. I'd like to not feel so alone with this. Peace, Beth.