and she asked if she could keep it in my file! the secretary asked beforehand what I was there for, and she is cool so I told her. So she wrote "fibromyalgia??" in the chart. So much for being subtle!! But she also told me that the doctor treats several patients with FM - which told me that the doc wouldn;t pooh-pooh it... so she took an ARMFUL of blood (7 vials. is this a record?) to check for a bunch of auto-immune things. she changed the pain meds and explained her approach -she tries NSAIDs first, then anti-depressants in small doses, then narcotics - but we both agreed that we don't want to go there... The NASAIDsdidn;t help much so now I;m onto the anti-ds, but in very low dosage. If it works it will help with pain and sleep.. and one other thing. I forget what. gah! I didn't mention the internet, as suggested. But I mentioned the naturopath and she said she believes in naturopathy. That was a huge relief. For the first time ever I feel like I might have the beginnings of a health care TEAM! She mentioned tender points too and poked around along my spine, but nothing really hurt. I should be glad about that.She's waiting for the blood test results and may refer me to a rheumy. so I feel a little more hopeful.. she understood that it is affecting my quality of life, she accepted the big fat symptom list and seems to want to follow through on things. Colour me impressed. and grateful. and a wee bit hopeful.