Hi! I am new here and wondered if you could give me any advice. Over the past few years I have had many medical concerns that have led to many tests which have resulted in nothing. Finally, last May I went to see a Neurologist that said it was likely that I had FM and maybe a sleep disorder. He didn't diagnose me but the symtoms do seem to fit. Then, over the summer I moved and needed to switch doctors. I requested my records be sent to my new dr. but something went wrong and they never made it. Anyway, it has been a few months and I was feeling fine so I didn't worry about it too much. Then, I started to experience signs that a flare up was coming. Since I was never actually diagnosed with FM I thought I should discuss my symptoms with my new dr. When I started to explain what all I had been through, the tests that had been done, and the types of symptoms I was experiencing I could tell she was completely not listening. My heartrate was fast (which is one of the problems I have had, don't know if it is FM-related or not) so she told me I was nervous. When I was trying to explain everything she actually said "shhh" to me and told me she only had 15 minutes to talk to me which I thought was very rude. She told me I needed to switch pillows and that was the extent of her interest in my symptoms. If it were that easy I would be cured!! So, obviously I was not happy with the results of that visit (I am used to my dr. actually listening and taking me seriously!) I decided to switch drs. I have an appt. next week. I was wondering if you have any advice on exactly what I could say so that I am taken seriously and not blown off. I feel like I am wording things wrong and coming off sounding like a hypochondriac. Any suggestions would be VERY appreciated!!