First of all I would like to say Hi, I am new to the site and this is my first question
I have had symptoms and pain for some years now, resulting in many visits to my GP. She has always been understanding and a good GP with other ailments Ive had over at least 10years. She sent me to the hospital because she thought I had RA the consultant diagnosed me with Fibro. Part of me was relieved to have a reason/diagnosis for all my problems. When I next saw my GP she told me "fibromyalgia doesnt exist" the consultant meant "it wasnt RA so it must be in my head" shes been horrible about it since, very dismissive and last week I went to her in tears feeling I couldnt cope with the pain anymore and she just said "you just have to live with it" "I said its very hard to live with something that you say doesnt even exist" anyway I know the advice would be to change GP but I feel awkward because she has been good in other ways. She gives me pain relief (that doesnt work) and amytrypteline for the Fibro. I suppose my only option is to change GP there are about 5 docs in the practice but im a little scared of going from the frying pan into the fire so to speak.