I've had my first round of bloodwork completed by new rhuem in NYC. Dr. Rackoff is an award winning rhuematologist. I cant say enough good things about her. Totally no nonsense, straight forward, brilliant and compassionate. Ever see a doctor cry? I'm in that bad a shape from stress. She confirmed the fibromyalgia but said my depression has to be treated first because its overwhelmed everything else. She also stressed the point that (she's considered an expert) that depression and fibromyalgia are inseparable, can't treat one without the other. I'm writing this for anyone trying to escape from dealing with the emotional issues, because I've been desperately trying to do that. I have not had good successes with the psych field, in fact its been more devastating taking meds that put on tremendous weight and made me even more depressed. Dr. Rackoff also put me on therapuetic doses of Vit D and B12, I'm very deficient in both. So much for taking mega doses of vitamins, maybe with the IBS I'm not absorbing enough. But I think the best medicine was hearing her say, "I'll get you through this, don't worry." Then we both cried. Don't misunderstand me, she's 'normal' healthy and very business like. I'm the mess, she's just an amazing doctor. 2 month waiting list for 1st consult, she's in NY at Beth Israel, Philips Div. at 14th St.