I hear where you are coming from big time. It took me years to get the doctors to listen to me and take me seriously. I mean it was really awful. I had one doctor tell me to go out and get drunk, because I was worrying and stressing needlessly. That man got turned into the AMA and got into trouble for that. I had another doctor tell me to go to the beach and get a sun tan. It was unbelieveable. I finally got so fed up with being so sick and being blown off that I went to a GP and demanded that I be tested for Lupus or he would not get paid. He ordered all the tests he could think of for Lupus and Thyroid that he could think of and bingo the test showed pos for Lupus, but not for any thyroid involvement. He immediately sent me off to see a Rheumatologist who confirmed the dx and put me on medications. That was 14 years ago. I learned the hard way that you have to stand up for yourself and remind the doctor of who is paying them for their services and if they do not want to listen to you then they don't get paid. That gets their attention fast. Good luck and try to get to see a Rheumatologist as soon as possible.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.