Hi fellow sufferers. Real quick background on me, for those who don’t recall my infrequent posts: So far we have FMS on me, high WBC, high ANA’s High ESR rate, constant unrelenting pain, i.e rusty skeleton, bruised flesh and sun burned skin, that’s me. I’ve seen 6 Dr.s in the last 2 years, we have gotten NOWHERE. Just shoving RX’s down my throat, but of course too scared to give me 1 that works, thx to the DEA insanity… Incidentally, I live in an area where very few Dr.s know anything about FMS and I’m now thinking IN GENERAL. If anyone lives in Northern Virginia and has info on an educated Dr. that takes AETNA, please let me know? I got Russel Rothenberg, however he does nto take AETNA and office visits are up to 1k a pop. I don’t have that kind of cash laying about. I’ve told these Dr.s for years, I have terrible neck and upper back pain, shooting pain and it is unrelenting. I had an MRI 3 months ago, the 12 yr old (insert sarcasm) radiologist, read my MRI and pronounced me “normal” w/ minor age wear and tear. So my Pain Management Dr. went over the repots only w/ me, and assured me I was normal. So, once again, PAIN ALL IN MY HEAD I took my MRI and also neck and back Xrays to a NEW Dr. today. Guess what HE found….guess… I’ve been living with a bad herniated disk in my neck C-6 and I even have bone growth trying to fuse with my next vertebrae C-7! He said OF COURSE YOU ARE IN PAIN! It is causing tightness, stiffness, fluid flow is scarce there, it’s drying out more or less, and it also explains lose grip and tingling in my arms/hands. Just goes to show folks…WE, are NOT the crazy ones! And we’re NOT drug seeking, and we’re NOT making this all up, and we’re NOT wimps. I cried in his office, cried because finally I saw EVIDENCE, of just ONE of my many many complaints. Evidence, and VALIDATION, although it was bad news, the Validation was important to me…and I will not give up finding more answers.