I've had fibro for 12 years now and thought I'd heard all the abuse drs can dish out, but this one beats all. I have 3 doctors in the same medical building, floors 1, 2, and 3. The gastroenterologist was pleasant at first (heck, they all were), but then said he'd conferred with my docs at Hopkins and they said I no longer had collagenous colitis, there was nothing he could do for me, come back only when I was really sick, like with symptoms of colon cancer. I saw another doc in the same group (we only have two gastro groups here, and I'd worn out my welcome at the other one years ago) who told me I could take 24 immodium a day for two consecutive days. I took this dose several times and it didn't seem to hurt anything. Doc number 3 in the group was horrified to learn I sometimes took this much immodium. He did a colonoscopy and biopsy that showed I do still have collagenous colitis and put me on entocort. My last visit I was doing well, so he told me to come back in June and he might lower the dose then. Well, of course, the day after my appointment with him I had the flare of all flares. After I phoned him twice his nurse called back and said to stop taking immodium for the diarrhea, that's probably what's making me constipated the days I don't have the big D. Doc number 2 in the building is a hypertension and kidney specialist. My family doctor referred me to him with suspected renal arterial stenosis. No 2 refused to see me, just prescribed a diuretic over the phone. My blood pressure was hovering around 205 over 100. Doc number 1 in the building was my cardiologist. Tests showed my heart was enlarged, but he also refused to see me. When I finally was able to sneak in an appointment, he was mad at wasting his time, told me he had conferred with Doc 2 and to go home and stop worrying. Fortunately, I was able to change cardiologists and kidney specialists, and I'm still only borderline for diseases of both those organs. Yesterday I got one of my typical spells--after I ate breakfast I had diarrhea non-stop for 40 minutes, I was dizzy with pressure on top of my head, sweat poured off me (30 degrees out side and I turned on the AC), lots of pain and nausea. I'd left my phenergan upstairs and was too sick to walk up and get it. After about two hours everything cleared up, and I was MAD. Furious. I got on the Univ. of Pennsylvania website and made an appointment with a gastroenterologist there who seemed to fit my needs--his clinical interests are inflammatory bowel disease and unexplained diarrhea. While I was at it, I also made an appointment with a dermatologist who is interested in immunodermatology. I have sores on my chin and elbow that have been there for months and are getting worse. Three dermatologists here have said it's itchy skin, put me on antihistamines, and said it will clear up when the summer humidity sets in. The dermatologists I'm not sure of, but I'd swear those first 3 docs got together at the water cooler and swapped notes about their problem patient. I hope the new docs are at least some help, but I'm beginning to wonder if I really am a problem patient. Is there something about me that just p---es doctors off?