As you know I was advised by my GP to go private for my rheumy appointment as the waiting lists were so long. I waited four weeks for my private appointment which went very well and I was advised that I would be transferred to the nhs list for further tests. Well that was a couple of weeks ago so I phoned to find out how long I'll be waiting for an appoitment or blood test forms. The answer, 8 to 10 weeks! I am honestly shocked although I really should be beyond shocking by now. This is just the same as being a new Nhs referral. Once again to the bottom of the pile. What I wonder was the point of my GP suggesting a private appointment? I'm still only on ibuprofen and feel very anxious about the delay in treatment. I Feel extremely fed up as being out of work and having this hanging over my head for almost a year is taking it's toll. I really have no fight left in me. What does a person have to do to get a diagnosis?