I got a new doc. that I've seen 3 times. He diagnosed me with RA. The last time I saw him I told him about some significant problems I had that I believe is related to FM. To make a long story short, he thinks I'm a hypocondriac (I'm sure!). I looked for a rheumy, but later found out there is a Fibro doc in town. I MUST have a refferral from my primary to get to him though. I checked twice already. So what's the problem, you ask. Well, my primary won't do the refferral, he have not replied to my request. What do I do? get a new primary that I don't know if he believes in Fibro, and another one, and another one? I don't know, this town is small, there's only so many to go around, and the fibro doc is around the corner! I spoke to the nurse of his and she said I MUST have the refferral. I guess what I'm saying is HELP! I am tired, sick and frustrated. I know I have fibro aftyer much research and having 3 family members with it, I just wasn't fortunate to get the diagnosis straight because of ignorant docs. I am sick of being treated this way! This doc. knows nothing about me and what I have contributed to the world. He should know I didn't start seeing any doc until 2 years ago, then for BP stuff and some aches and pains. I didn't go to any docs for centuries! I've been sick, yeah, but I always was. It just got too muych for me lately. My mom said "you got Fibro, I know you do". She got diagnosed 10 yrs ago. She said after all she learned about it, she knows she had it for MANY years and she knows I had it too. Enough ranting now! A pet on my head or a suggestion is welcome,,,LOL!