I hope the new doc you see is better than the one you have now.
I wandered in the land of sceptical know-it-alls for a few years myself! Then 18 years ago, I found one who diagnosed me (I'd never even heard of Fibro.) Now he's my GP, although his specialty is allergies. He doesn't give me false hope or baby me, and he always pushes me to be as active as possible. But never once has he not BELIEVED me. In fact, several times over the years he's told me,"Studies show that people with Fibromyalgia rate their pain level as higher than those with Rheumatoid Arthritis. So we need to take you people seriously." He admits when he doesn't know something, and tries to find out as much as he can. He's also fairly cautious about
prescribing drugs, but not to the point of fanaticism. Knowing that there was a (sort of!) logical explanation for all my symptoms, and that I wasn't going to die, and wasn't imagining it all, made a huge improvement in my life.
If he ever retires or moves away I'm going to be one lost old lady!
So, I really hope you can persevere and find the care you deserve!!
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C