I recently went back to my GP because he made the appointment for me a month ago. Even though I wasn't happy with him last time, I went back just as a courtesy to him. He asked me how I have been doing, and I told him that the rheumatologist said that I have arthritis. I said that my joints still hurt, I have been having muscle pain, and I've been feeling a bit run down.
He told me that I need to work through the pain and exercise. That everything is being caused by anxiety. He said that the blood work from the rheumatologist would come back okay and he wouldn't give me any medications.
After the appointment, I asked the receptionist if they could get a copy of the blood work the rheumatologist ordered, and lo and behold: I have a positive ANA result with some other stuff that indicated that I may have an autoimmune diease.
When I got home, I wrote a letter to the office expressing my displeasure with my doctor. I've found a new one, and won't be going back to the other office ever again.
Unfortunately, I'm still in pain but I'm holding on. One day at a time.