I've been reading posts since I was dx last June. I agree with everyone that this dd has weird symptoms. After 8 mos I have the pain pretty much under med control and can do easy chores around the house. I just feel weak and my legs swell after walking a bit. I still have days I pay the price for overdoing it on my good days. The problem is a second infection that can not be identified but shows up on lab tests. Is this normal? Maybe the new dr I see next month can help me. I feel so much better than a few weeks ago, but wonder if I'm not just being treated for the symptoms. I'm a diabetic too, but sugar has been real good even with the px meds. Weight gain has me depressed, but I can handle it. Anyone else have these problems? Keep up the good info on here. I've learned so much by everyone sharing their views. Hugs to all.