Just been reading the posts about the difficulties in finding a good Rheumy. I saw mine today for the second time since diagnosis, last October. I can't praise her enough, last year when I shuffled in to see her, she just looked at the state I was in and said PMR. My GP had been telling me during the previous four months of agony and tears, that the blood test wasn't showing anything, so it couldn't be pmr. She started me on Pred. And Within 24 hours I felt almost normal. I have developed some new symptoms during the past few weeks, shaking, sweating, tiredness, and finger pains. Possibly due to Thyroid, and Osteoarthritis in hands. She noted down everything I told her, and promptly sent me off to the relevant departments to have blood tests and X-rays on my hands and feet, I live in Cumbria and the hospital is only a 15 minute drive away. I feel really Blessed when I read some of the unsympathetic experiences of others. It is bad enough coping with the minefield that is pmr without having to fight some of the medical profession just to get the right diagnosis and treatment. Best Wishes to All.