Hi everyone, I had just seen a new rheumy today. This doctor has been a rheumatologist for many years, so I thought that maybe I would have better luck with him. Well, the appointment wasn't a disaster, but he seemed just so uninterested in my FM. First of all, the appointment girl made a mistate and she was supposed to schedule me for an "initial visit" which is supposed to be an entire hour. The nurse came into the room and explained that the doctor couldn't see me for the entire hour because of a schedule mix up and that he only has 20 minutes for me. She was very nice and aplogized for it. I was in a fog and at the moment didn't care I suppose. Anway, the doctor came in and aplogized as well. I told him about my hip pain on both sides and he knew of my FM as well. I needed to know if this hip pain was related to a surgery that I had a few years ago, or if it's just the FM. He did examine me and told me my range of motion was very good and that he didn't think it has anything to do with my FM, just muscle soreness. He recommended some exercises for me and because I have taken Aleve before, and it will work somewhat, he decided to give me Anaprox DS. The problem is, the dose is very high, two tablets a day at 550 milligrams per tablet. I usualy take liquid Aleve at only 200 milligrams a day about two times a week. He feels the Anapox DS taken everyday at higher doses will cut out the inflammation that is causing me the pain. I told him I was very sensitive to medication and maybe the dose was too high, he seemed very disinterested in that statement. He also did not ask me about my sleep, fatigue, fibro fog, or anything. He was pleasant enough, but he just seemed disinterested in the issues dealing with FM. All he told me was that I should take the Anaprox DS everyday for the next two months, in conjunction with the exercises and if I'm not better by then, he would want to see me again. When I asked him about side effects of the drug, again he was kind of disinterested in telling me anything. They always say to "ask your doctor questions" but when you do, they just act like you are taking up their time or something. I laugh when they advise to take a "list" of concerns and questions, are they kidding, some of these docs just don't care enough and you feel uncomfortable asking. How many rheumy's does one have to go thru to feel like any of them care? I'm just tired of it by now. I don't expect them to shoot the breeze with me for an entire hour, but show some interest, wouldn't that be fair? Hugs, Chelz.