Hi, the last few days all my joints and muscles have hurt, ached and burned more than usual and all at same time. I've bought a massive tube of voltarol and am applying it on feet, toes, ankles, knees, thighs, hips, fingers, wrists and elbows. I've got diagnosed arthritis, osteoarthritis, DDD, recurring slipped disc but despite all that other than high crp and ESR at every blood test the rheumatologist saw me on three occasions only then said he wouldn't see me any more, I've always suspected lupus or sjogrens but blood tested negative so that's it. What are your thoughts, can I go back to gp and ask them to insist they see me again? Or shall I find rheumy number and contact direct. If I had arthritis all over then wouldn't the specialist overseeing me be a rheumatologist? I feel let down, I've so many tender areas under my skin yet I was never really examined except when I insisted which was awful and even then it wasn't done at all properly, like he'd made his mind up by reading my notes and because I've had cancer, chemo and radiotherapy that must clearly be why I hurt everywhere.