I know how you feel on the 'crazy' feeling. I went 10 years of normal blood work and off and on joint pain and I've JUST recieved treatment and somewhat of a diagnosis.
Since the timing of appts. and crummy feeling almost NEVER correlates the way we like it, I've learned to be somewhat of a drama queen.. I make sure and accentuate how miserable I was during the flare or bout of pain and explain how severe it was and that it 'put me on the couch ALL day' even if it only did for half the day. I don't like to lie, but sometimes, you have to sit there and drill it into their heads until they hear you. If you get to the end of the appt. with no answers, make sure and mention it again. I always say, "SO, what am I supposed to do for the _____????".
I'm having the same problem as you right now, so I'm still learning how to express my pain even if it isn't there. I also try not to look all prettied and made-up.. It hels your case sometimes LOL.
It's sad we have to try SO hard to prove to our own doctors how miserable we are.
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
Dx: Potential Lupus, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Rx: Prednisone 5mg 1x daily, Lyrica 75mg 2x daily, Omeprazole 200mg 1x daily, Xanax .5mg prn