I went to my doctors and he is now sending me for more tests, to see if the fibro is linked to arthritis. He asked me if I might be pregnant or going through the change., I sat and laughed at him,,,,,, I had a hysterectomy last sept and have been on hrt ever since, nothings changed. I told him the bottom of my feet hurt and can be quite painful, he told me not to wear high heels as this can cause problems I wear dolly shoes in summer and flat boots in winter. he told me that I can change meds but he cant guarantee they will work, he said but not many people believe in fibro so i wouldn't try to get any benefits as your not likely to get them now. feel that I have no hope and just keep being prodded and poked. how long does this have to go on for.