Fortunately, my new doctor is very patient. She was a bit overwhelmed with my health history. Even though I had scheduled an appointment for a physical exam, so it was a longer time, we still ran over time by about half an hour. I decided on this doctor, even though the clinic is about a half hour drive from home, because my cousin recommended her as a 'fibro friendly' doc. She certainly didn't blink at the word 'fibro'. Asked lots of appropriate questions, and I tried to give her good answers. She must've mentioned that I am overweight, about 14 times. sigh. That is not news to me! She wants me to walk the dogs twice a day for an hour, instead of several shorter walks. I didn't tell her I can't walk for an hour... (neither can my elderly big dog!) Actually, I've lost a few pounds since I moved here about 3 weeks ago, so that's positive. The upshot is that we are leaving my meds as they are for now. She wrote new prescriptions for most of them, although she won't re-write for my Darvocet until the current prescription runs out. Ah, how they worry. That's ok, though, I understand her caution. She wants to see me again in a month or two, to talk about the fibro and other options to manage it. She likes that I am able to get up and out, to work and manage my life, have good physical flexibility and reasonable physical strength. She didn't want to hear that I want more than that... Maybe next time, when time isn't so crunched and she is not so overwhelmed by my medical history. One can be flexible and still hurt! I hope this isn't a case of 'but you look so healthy'... We'll see when I go back. She ordered lots of lab tests, so I have to go back to do fasting blood work. Included is an antibody test for Lyme disease. That will be interesting. She also wants me to have a colonoscopy, since I'm past that magic number of 50 years. darn. I was hoping to avoid that one. So, here we go again. Peace, Beth.