Had my rheumy visit yesterday. Made the 3 1/2 hour journey by train with my best friend. Then had a 30 minute train ride to the suburb rheumy was in and then a 15 minute walk after that. Sat and waited in his rooms hoping like mad he wasn't the one I was to see as he seemed awful. He was the one, but as it happens he was very nice. Confirmed I have degeneration of the discs down my spine, am developing a curvature, and have osteo-arthritis becoming worse in many of my joints which is why my wrists, knees and ankles won't work for me sometimes. Says they are very crackly inside. Also said I do have FM. Says you can call it muscular rheumatism to explain it to some people. FM is a bit more than that but it might be easier to explain it that way to some people.He didn't change my meds. Says to stay on the Zoloft as he finds that better at helping people to cope. Other than that just take the pain relief I am on. I am so sensitive to meds that it makes it hard. I have my supplements and will be concentrating on them. He did ask me to try and watch what I eat because of the weight gain and to also keep up with my water therapy, try to increase that and to try and do a little more excercise ie, (slow walks) and try to go beyond the pain and extend what I am doing slowly. Other than that he can do nothing for me. Says my own Dr was on right track and to return to him. I am happy with that. Can accept the treatment and am happy at trying to help myself with the supplements. But boy!! was I exhausted by the time I got home. Could hardly move. My friend kept saying she was going to find a wheelchair for me. Just joking, but I was certainly having trouble moving and was just so glad to sit for a couple of hours and wait for the train home again. Have done very little today as I am just too tired. Anyway thanks Pat and others for support and help. Be in touch again soon. Love Ozgran.