I went and saw my doc, he's not an orthopedist but he's a great internist. I explained everything to him, the accutane, the previous diagnosis of arthritis that my dermatologist said no it wasn't arthritis, it's from accutane. I had never seen this doctor for anything other then flu, colds etc. He asked me to take my clothes off, that was when i asked him if he had ever seen Ichthyosis before? He said yes, a few times. When I saw his pupils dilate I knew he hadn't seen anything very severe before. Then he asked me how to spell ichthyosis. Anyway, after all the xrays were done he told me, you have arthritis and there is no cartiledge left in your hip socket. I realized he was not a specialist and that I was going to get a referall to an orthaopedist anyway. He gave me a bunch of prescription antinflamatories and a prescription for a pain killer that works "mentally"???? I've decided that before i go to the next doctor i am going to ask for consultation first, try and get UCLA, the orthaopedist, and Dr. Millstone all in contact with each other so that someone doesn't want to just cut into me and not take care of the real problem. Bev says I just want it to be something more serious then arthritis because it is to easy to explain. I have seen people with terrible arthritis and know that is nothing to be taken lightly. I just have this feeling that everyone is jumping at the most obvious conclusion and not looking at what is causing it. At least the antinflamatories are helping with the pain for now. Don't schedule me for any lectures at the conference just yet.