Just been to my GP, he isn't keen on referring me to dr Bridget Griffiths at Freeman hospital, as my doctors usually refer to Gateshead rheumatology. Plus he won't refer me unless it shows up in blood results, getting bloods Wednesday to look for arthritis. I'm screwed if they come back clear. I'm in so much pain and feel so ground down. Can't go on like this, I actually felt like a hypochondriac as I listed all that's wrong with me, and to top it off panic attacks came back last week ( haven't had one for many years ).