Sorry about that first doc. Some just don't have "people skills". I have found many times that some of them are geniuses who are so wrapped up in what they do that the don't know how to talk to people, but I can deal with that if they are helping me. After all, I don't want to have them over for dinner or be their friend, I just want help. My pdoc right now is okay, but she's not exactly warm and fuzzy. But then again, some of them are just idiots. Good riddance!
Congrats on getting the appt. for the new doc and yes, sometimes it is about who you know and that's a good thing. Good docs are hard to find. I know from experience. If this one is good, she will be able to help. You may not find the right med right away, but don't give up. Again, if this doc is good, she won't give up either. She can probably also help with your sleep issue. It could be that you just aren't getting enough "good" sleep so you're not really getting any rest. You could have sleep apnea (which many overweight people have, trust me I have it) or you may just need something like Ambien or Lunesta to help you get to that deeper sleep. Either way, this new doc should address that issue as well.
Best of luck to you and keep us posted!!
Hit 175 I'm getting there!!