Hello all, I don't even know how to begin lol. I'll be forty this year. My mother has fibro and r.a. I have hurt in various places on my body for years now but I have HAD it with this now.:twisted: my pain is in muscles, joints, I'm starting to get migraines, and HORRIBLE menses ( hope that's not tmi). I'm having a hysterectomy next month so there's a solution to that :mrgreen: My primary doc put me on flexeril, I realllllly hate it. Can't take it often bc it makes me tired and I'm already tired for Pete's sake! Hehe. He then sent me tot the only rheumatologist in the closest town, that guy put me on vitamin d, which I'm already on just a smaller dose than why he gave. Saw me one more time said he could find nothing wrong and told me to take Tylenol. Oh gosh! Why didn't I think of that? :roll: My OB had me on tramadol for during periods, which helped both the menses but also the rest of the pain? Anyway...I did some research on docs in my area online and my primary md said he wanted a second opinion so scheduled me with this gentleman. I go this month. The whole thing for me right now is I'm so afraid of them not believing me. My husband thinks I'm just "like everyone else, everyone has pain". I don't necessarily believe that, but I'm sure they do, just not to this extent. Fibro in my experience has been something few drs believed in for a long time. I guess that's changing. You see all this stuff on the news about prescription drug abusers and dr shopping etc. so I guess I've got it in my head that this new guy will take me for one. Idk. I've yakked enough. Thanks for the group! And for letting me vent.