Hi Marion .. I saw my GP yesterday and she is going to refer me to your rheumatologist ..she was a bit hesitant because some other patients had not been happy with what went on while they were looking for a diagnoses .. I have had an established diagnoses for over 4 years though. What I am looking for are answers (if possible) to questions .. i.e. why the weather affects me so intensely ? are there options to look at to help this .. what influence does the hypthyroidisim have on this or vice versa .. I have excellent pain controll meds from my GP so I am not looking for that .. I would just like to know about some questions. Can you tell me about your experience with her ? .. dos and don'ts ? I would really appreciate it ! Joy : ) PS .. I always find going to a new doctor so STRESSFUL !