For anyone insufficiently excited with the plethora of aches and pains posts I have a slight change of topic...docs seem nervous. I mentioned I was returning to my forner medical network, taken from them by ex who wanted to see docs more ethnically suited to him..I'll say no more...except, most docs trained overseas who come here ready to practice are not the kind I would trust my health with. But for the sake of domestic peace I didnt see a decent doc for 4 years. That said, I already saw my gastro last week and saw a new rhuemi who ordered 9 tubes of bloodwork. I was happy to see my former family doc who was actually kind, compassioante, listened to general details of why I had to leave his care and what I'd been diagnosed with. He immediately told me FM is not psychosomatic, it is a very distinct (used anotehr word) diagnosis and as someone here already said, you either have it or you dont. The 1st rhuemi said I did and the 2nd rhuemi's tests were already on the hosptial computer. Doc pulled them up and sure enough, I got it, full blast with elevated somethings (he didnt specificy, he wants me to wait and speak with rhuemi) and very deficient in Bs and Vitamin D. This is strange considering I take special natural vitamins daily. I told him I had shrunk 2 inches in a year (we checked again, I did) Doc asked me right away if I'd ever had a bone scan and ordered a DEXA done ASAP. He also wants me to see a neuropsychiatrist for a cognitive evaluation, NOT a psychiatric evaluation. What my plan is, to cover all physical issues because I know I'm not nuts, I'm sick and depressed from being sick for so many years. I had a chiro session late afternoon. Chiro is keeping careful record of everything; every test result is charted. He is so upset my insurance company refused to cover medical equipment I need he said, 'let me handle this now, they're playing games I know how to play these games too, I'll send so many documents they wont know what hit 'em and lets see them refuse" But what I'm sensing from both family doc and chiro is a big shift from 'its all stress' wink wink to this is something to take seriously now. Its like going from invisible to suddenly being seen and heard after so many years. I cannot explain the feeling of gratitude to G-d for this gift. I really dont care now what they find, good or bad, I'm just relieved to be validated.