Hi, Alfie, and welcome! Well, fibro hit me while I was sitting in my living room watching television! We have some really weird stories as to how we came down with this illness. I am wondering, though, about you being diagnosed over the telephone. You said you had some testing but you really need to have certain illnesses ruled out that have about the same symptoms as fibro...things like MS and lupus and Lyme.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot. Check out the list of symptoms and also What Else Could It Be links. These other illnesses are treated differently than fibro.
I see a board certified Internist for my fibro and everything else, too. He can prescribe anything the rheumatologist can but many here like seeing a rheumy and have been diagnosed by them, too. We also have members that see a neurologist so I guess it's up to you. They ALL are baffled by this illness anyway so it might not make a whole lot of difference. BUT the MOST IMPORTANT thing is that whoever you see really does believe in this illness! There are still doctors out there that think we are crazy or hypochondriacs. GRRRRR
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7