First, I'd like to thank everyone for their warm thoughts, well wishes, prayers & concern! Thank you Shelby!!! Sorry I didn’t reply sooner, it’s been a crazy week. So...about my new doctor, I wish that everyone out there who is NOT happy with their current doctor, could see this amazing man! I started my appointment with thanking him for seeing me since he's not taking new patients (I was able to get in because my husband & his parents have been going to him for years) his reply was “I should be thanking you, it's like someone gave me a banana split & they are thanking me” not only did I find the compliment nice but it broke the ice & mad me laugh. I told him why I was there & I showed him all my test results. This included an MRI that was done in June of 2006 on my lower back. This has always been the most painful area for me ever since a car accident back in 2003. Now keep in mind that the Orthopedic doctor, who sent me for the MRI, & my previous Pain doctor both saw these results & both said my back was fine. My new doctor read it over & was shocked to hear that I was told this. He took out a big book with diagrams of the human body & while explaining to me that my S1 vertebra has slipped down into the lower cavity (can't remember the name of this area but I think it's called the sacrum or something like that) he showed me diagrams so I could actually see what he was talking about. He asked me if I had neck pain & I said YES!!!, he said that this degenerated disk can cause neck pain also. It seems that my spine is lower than it should be. I was in total shock that there is something really wrong with my back. It took 3 doctors to find this out...unbelievable!!! He does think I have fibro but another interesting thing I found out is that there really is a test that can be done to confirm this. Not just touching the certain trigger points like my last doctor did but it's a machine that will touch my muscles or nerves. I'm having the test done on Tuesday. He explained this test to me also but I think I was still in shock over my back problems that I can't remember the exact name of it. He also asked me how I sleep & I told him I have trouble falling asleep because of the pain so after talking to me for 1 hour, yes, 1 hour!!! I think I got a nasty look from everyone sitting in the waiting room when I walked out he noted down all my problems & the tests he wants me to have done. He told me to stay on the same meds but he increased the strength of the hydrocodone & has me taking it every 4 hours instead of the 8 because apparently Prozac, which I've been taking for 11 years, absorbs pain medicine faster. I kept complaining to my previous doctor that about every 2-4 hours my pain would come back but it went in one ear & out the other. The only other thing he’s changed for right now is that he has me taking 1 20mg extended release oxycontin before bedtime. This is incredible because not only am I sleeping better but I don’t wake up in as much pain in the morning as I use to. I just can’t believe how much I found out from just 1 visit with this doctor and I’m feeling better then I have in months. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not cured but I’m not in as much pain as I was. After I have the test done on Tuesday, I'll let you all know more about it. I hope you're all doing well and I'd just like to add that if you are not happy with your current doctor, DON'T give up! Keep trying until you find that doctor who will listen & be concerned with helping you. I was miserable before seeing this doctor & I can't tell you how much better I feel since I talked to him!!! It makes such a big difference!!!