Yes, CentralGaGal, we get used to the "no definitive answers". smile

I realize that doctors most often become doctors because they want to cure people, and I've come to learn that we frustrate them too, especially the GPs, because so many of our symptoms individually present like something of its own and not related to an autoimmune disease. I imagine that it is concerning for them when they are always thinking about making a wrong diagnosis and the liabilities involved in that. I'm sure that getting to know a new patient and trying to discern that patient's pain threshold and emotional state is a bit tricky. The last time I was in the hospital I was grateful that my sister spoke to the attending physician and told her that I have a very high tolerance for pain, and that if I complain of pain she needs to do something to help me. I think my new GP is just surprised that I don't complain more. We spondys understand that we would have no life if we focus on our pain or what we can't do. Following the positive is what keeps us going. ;-)