Can we all please refer our GP's to this site .- Things like the posts on rib pain etc. My doctor would also see that as just muscle soreness possibly. It's only when you see it appearing here constantly that you realise it's related to PBC and you take some comfort from that. Diagnosed a year and a half ago and haven't seen a consultant yet as I am linked to a teaching hospital where you often get a useless trainee who is on their first day and hasn't a clue - as in my first experience where he had to google the symptoms in order to ask me them! Thinking of switching hospitals! Be grateful for the NHS in the UK as here in Ireland it's a million times worse. Waiting 2.5 years for a dermatology appointment and no sign of it.