Hi All - Over the past five years, in particular but much longer than that, I have had muscle aches/pains, tiredness, joint flare-ups, lower back nodules that get inflamed, vague sore throats, etc. In particular, I had terrible right hip pain for about a month and had a hard time walking & getting up and down from a chair - but it finally went away on its own. Shortly after that, I got a horrible pain (felt like bursitis) in the top joint of my right shoulder. This pain lasted for months and I had to be put on Vioxx. It would seem to clear and then two weeks off Vioxx and it came right back. It finally cleared with several cortisone shots. Lately, I have had thumb joint pain in my hand that hurts like crazy and then goes away without a trace, only to return within a month. This week, I had a flare-up in my right hip joint. The pain actually wakes me in the night. So far, it is lessening with hot whirlpools, Aleve & sleeping with a pillow between my legs. I also have constant fatigue, vague sore throats that come & go frequently, aches/pains in my toes/feet, shins, hips, upper back/shoulders & lower back almost constantly. A rheumatologist a few years back told me that I have "slight FM" but didn't elaborate at the time. My lab tests for Epstein-Barr came back negative when tested three years ago. When I get viruses, it takes me twice as long to recuperate than my hubby or family members - even my 89 y/o dad! It makes me feel very unhealthy, to say the least. I'm sorry to have ranted on & on. I appreciate any input. Thanks!