Hi gang. Does anybody here know enough about blood tests to answer this question? I went to a new Rhuemotologist last Monday who was typically irritated acting after hearing me describe my 10 month long crisis to him. He did the trick question things and finally just handed me a pamphlet on Fibromyalgia and said to try and come up with my own treatment following the general guidelines listed in this pamphlet that sounded like it was written by general doctors who don't give this "catch all" medical malady much validity. Lots of recommendations for anti-depressants in treating this as much as anything. Almost to humor me though he signed an order for a "broad panel" blood test which I had done later that day at a local blood testing place. Today I called this Rhuemy who is located 50 miles a way and his secretary said the test came back negative. Negative....Hmmm, I almost wish "something: would have showed up...but, once again a doctor has more fuel to infer that this is all in my head. But the qquestion I have is this. Does this Rhuemotological blood test cover every internal organ and possible illness or malfunction of these organs? Does this tests cover the adrenal glands, the pancreas,gall bladder function, etc? If it doesn't what "is" the test that can check these things? And can a blood test alone not be enough sometimes to spot problems with any of these internal organs? Can a CT scan and maybe an internal sonagram test find things damaged with these organs that a blood test can miss? And is this the usual case or does this particular blood test coming back negative mostly eliminate any chance of these internal organs being in stress or malfunctioning? I couldn't speak to the doctor today, and he only wanted to see me that one time. For a second look he said. His secretary would only talk to me and she said she didn't know if this particular blood tests covered the organs and functions I mentioned. And this Rheumy highly respects the first Rheumy I saw who has pretty much given up on me. Am I seeing the wrong doctor here and getting the wrong tets? Should I instead see an endocrinologist...or a GI doctor and have a different tests that any of you may know of that would explain my almost daily feelings of feeling sick in a poisoned type way that makes my whole system go haywire with all the symptoms I have described here so many times? Weakness, sick feeling and nausea, pain in upper abdomen ( soreness very strong and constant ) bladder weirdness, prickly feeling all over, itchy feelings, and other odd feelings, pains and weakness in legs and even an off-balance feeling?