And at this point, I can say I liked her very much. She was very thorough, I've never had a doc take such a detailed history before with pages of questions. Then she examined me, and after that, spent more time talking with me. She went over all the lab reports I brought with me and went over the meds I was on. She's not changing any of my meds, thank God. I was so afraid she was going to be one of those docs who immediately want to undo the good that another doc has done. Her only comment about my meds was that she could not think of anything different that would help me any more at this point and didn't want to add any if possible. She did say though, that the anti-inflams would probably have no effect since I really don't have inflammation, just a lot of pain. She wants to get the results from the bone scans I've had done, and has referred me to an endocrinologist for some specific testing related to thyroid and hormones, etc. She said she agrees with the FMS diagnosis, but wants to see if the endocrinologist has anything to offer also. Another thing she wants to test for is some specific food/inhaled allergies, since there's a history of that in my family, but she did tell me that many insurance companies will not pay for it and it's expensive, so I've got to see if my insurance will cover it. This lady spent well over 2 hours with me, asked a lot of questions and really listened to all I had to say. The entire time she had a laptop in front of her and was documenting everything. At one point she spoke of the connection between the emotional health and the physical health, and all I could think of at that point was Madwolf's post on embracing the illness. I told her everything I was doing for ME, including the acceptance that I canNOT do everything I want/need to do right now, that I do what I can and when my body tells me it's had enough, I stop and take care of it, that I've taken control of how I let others affect me and my life and set limits, and that "I" am now my priority, and I don't feel guilty for not being well anymore, and at this point I don't feel like I have to justify it to anyone. She seemed satisfied that I was doing what I need to do for me. I have a follow-up appointment in a month. It seems like all I'm going to be doing in the next month or so is going to Dr.'s and having tests. After having some bad experiences with Drs. and reading about some of the others that some of you have had, I just wanted to share my good one with you!