Despite being diagnosed by Rhuematology Consultant, osteo- arthritis in right hip, not bad enough for surgery and lumber spondolosis my doc refuses to help me. Since the arthritis diagnosis my feet, knees, hands and right shoulder have become painful, stiff and often swollen. Doc doesnt want to know, gives me co-codomol and sends me on my way. Had chest infection and had blood taken, calcium very low so persuaded another doc to send me for a Dexa scan. Osteoporosis in back and osteopeana in left hip, so my doc gave me calcium tablets and thats it. Previous ulcers due to anti-inflamatories (ibuprofen) and after ulcers healed had terrible belching for days on end 24/7. Consultant who I saw while I was in hospital did a PH study (horrible! tube up nose and down back of throat attached to a small computer box for 24 hours) PH study results show tummy producing excess acid when I am upright. My doc says NO its all in my head and I should see a hypnotherapist. Rhuematologist says I should be given better analgesic, use tens machine and given physiotherapy. Doc says NO, bought myself a tens machine but it only helps a little. Horrible doc on holiday and got other doc to refer me to Occupational Therapist, I cant get in or out of bath, need help to get out of bed in the morning, find it really difficult to get up and down stairs, cant lift pots off hob, cant turn taps on most mornings etc etc. Phoned OT today to chase up and was told they have no record of me at all. I think horrible doc has stopped referral. I know I can change to another practice but I was thinking because this was on the go I would wait till it had all been sorted rather than start at the begining with new doc. I am normally a very strong person, but this is wearing me down. Spent most of today crying and wanting to kill someone. I am a professional person (accountant) and have not been working for nearly two years because of this. Where do I go from here. Sorry for ranting but I am begining to feel paranoid that she "has it in for me" I know this is ludricous but thats how I feel. Would appreciate any advice from you all.