I was given a diagnosis of fibromyalgia before I was diagnosed with Behcet's. I was seen by a dental specialist who thought that a painful mouth ulcer was in fact a burn to my mouth caused by hot food! Eventually I contacted a specialist at Ninewells Hospital Dundee who was recommended by the Bechcet's Syndrome Society and I have had excellent care since then. However, I still have problems at the doctor's surgery as the awareness of the disease is so limited. When I get a flare up it sometimes starts in my throat as a really horrible streptococcus infection where the back of my throat becomes white and inflamed and I feel really ill with it. I usually get some antibiotics and that can clear it up fairly quickly. However, I went to my surgery today and saw a nurse as a doctor was not available. Despite, trying to explain what it was, she insisted that it was a viral infection. When I tried to explain that this was a manifestation of Behcet's disease she said that I should not be trying to tell a health professional her job. My answer was that was not what I was trying to do but that I wanted to raise awareness of a very rare disease and that it might be useful for other patients. Needless to say it went in one ear and out the other and I left feeling very angry.