chronic pain is so very hard to manage- keep trying. I know the last thing you need is one more person telling you to "be strong" and "get through it". when its that bad words don't help much. but I'll be thinking of you and hoping you find a doctor who can help.
(ps I always make an appointment with my rheumatologist for every 2 months just in case things get bad. that way I don't have to call and have the nurse tell me (In september) "we are now scheduling for January." So if the time comes and I don't need the appt, I call and reschedule it for the next month.)
did I say one project at a time?