... I just got back from my follow-up appointment with my GP. My lab tests from the rheumy (for lupus, Sjogrens, etc.) came back normal. The rheumy wrote my doctor a letter (my GP let me read it) that stated he did not think I had FM, although that was still a possibility, and that I probably did not have Sjogrens Syndrome, although that was still a possibility, too. Aaarrgh! Oh, well. After a long talk with my doctor discussing many issues (including foot; still sprained, lovely, but at least not broken,) he told me he "agrees to disagree" with the other doctor. He still believes -- even more firmly, apparently -- that I do have FM. At least I don't have to wonder if he is riding on the fence anymore . Good news! Though Medicaid stole away my Allegra and replaced it with something that didn't work nearly as well, my doctor insisted that the on-site pharmacy give me generic Allegra in the future. (Turns out this is part of the special coverage offered by my clinic.) Next: Even though I was tested for diabetes in mid '05 and came back normal, he wants to retest -- because of my excessive thirst -- and just because it runs in my family -- plus my thirst has worsened lately. Also, being tested for Hepatitis B. No reason for this really, just that they are encouraging adults to get the hepatitis vaccine in addition to children now. I forgot to mention to my GP how the rheumy only pressed on my trigger points as gently as you would a child. That really threw me. Not being on the worst side of the pain spectrum of FM, what would that prove? I'm sure my rheumy is just trying to separate the really sore FM patients (in active pain) from the would-be fakers, but I do not fake! He does not KNOW me. I am down and out with pain and flares at random -- and a flare can last for days! I cannot control when pain will appear and when it won't. I just happened to be having a 'low-pain' day on the day I visited his office. On a 'high-pain' day, a mere brush against a trigger point would hurt. Ugh. He should have applied at least a pound of pressure let alone the 9lbs pressure the test requires. Grr! Oh, well. I guess this is why people who are in pain part-time instead of full-time start faking it on doctors visits (aka my SIL). But I won't do that. I refuse . Back to square one? I'm still suspecting Sjogrens no matter what they say. At least what works for the treatment of Sjogrens would help, not hurt .