The past 2 years have not been good but, it is made worse by doctors, physio's etc telling you that it is just you fibro. I demanded to see my RA doctor and eventually got a appointment, I then made a appointment with the nurse for her to take my bloods. Doctor phoned to tell me I was borderline thyroid..............gee like I could have told them, then came the Physio who asked what did I need....................Aaa, that would be wrist splints, ok says she, lets see your feet and hands, I think we need to get your bloods done, I said they are done the results will be on your PC, right, so of she goes and comes back with A splint and tell me that the RA dept will likely do more bloods X-ray etc. The RA doctor was shocked when she seen my hands and asked why I didn't get my doctor to send me to her sooner, Oh! I said, the doctor etc said it was only FM. I have just been diagnosed with RA and I told them that over 3 years ago. Its hard but doctors have to learn that FM is not the cause of everything. If it feels different get it seen to, after the latest session with the doctors I know they wont sit back again and I will now have monthly bloods test taken and treated immediately......................mind you they gave me a steroid injection and boy did that help big time,and long may it last ......................I am on my nearly did it step and even if I fall, I will get up and go again, because the wanting to live is stronger than the pain.