I saw my psychopharmacologist (a psychiatrist who is trained in pharmacology and can help me negotiate the land mine of meds and their interactions with each other and with my MS). Among other things, he suggested that I see an orthopedist about my shoulder pain. He doesn't think the pain is from fibromyalgia. He seems to agree with my primary care doctor, who had diagnosed rotator cuff tendinitis, but just gave me an exercise sheet didn't refer me to an orthopedist. (My neurologist referred me to a pain clinic, but they haven't set up an appointment yet.) Has anybody else dealt with orthopedists? Is there anything in particular that I should watch out for? I'm going to check Devin Starlanyl's site to see if she has a handout for orthopedists, and hope that if so, the orthopedist I see will be willing to read it. Meanwhile, my oral surgery (tooth extraction) is scheduled Thursday, I have a PT session coming up on Jan. 27 (which I hope will help, not hurt), and I'm overdue for some other tests. How are we supposed to find the time to go to all these appointments and still live a real life? <grrrr!!!> --Laura R.M.