I was admitted to the hospital through the ER on Saturday to a surgical floor because the doctor there thought I may have a problem with my appendix. Sunday, the nurse practitioner told me that my pain was not impressive. Huh? Monday, I asked her what she meant. I wasn't doubled over in pain and could move okay. I think your pain is Fibromyalgia. Yes, usually lower right quadrant stomach pain is Fibro. Geez. I started crying and she said she was sorry she upset me - she would step out and come back. I told her not to bother. She said, no, she would come back. I told her that I mean, NO, I wanted her to leave and not come back but that I was trying to be nice the first time. After I was admitted, they did absolutely no tests. I talked to a hospital administrator and told her that I had my first serious car accident when my son was five and I had 5-6 surgeries and that smiling and talking while in pain were second nature to me. She was very nice and said she was stoic too. She had already talked to the nurse in charge who was upset about how the doctors were treating me and they decided that they would have a meeting with all the hospitalists and talk about treating people with chronic pain - they were also going to talk about an apparent problem with my meds. I only knew that the doctor changed a couple of them but apparently the nurses thought it was wrong for the doctors to do that. They said that if my medical doctor (who is good) prescribed them then who were the hospitalists to change them for no reason. I made a mistake and went to a hospital where my doctor no longer comes. I wasn't thinking straight and had no idea I would be there for two nights. I told her that people with Fibromyalgia know that they have a poor health care practitioner when after just one day they can't figure out what is wrong and then blame it on the Fibro. Luckily, I had an appointment with my OB/GYN and she is doing some surgery later this month - D & C and then exploratory surgery. She agreed that Fibro is a catch all for many doctors. Luckily, she wasn't one of them.