In my ongoing quest that started in Sep 04 to find out why I gained 50lb from jul-sep, my flare never went away and has gotten worse over time. We got a new rhuemy here and in the visit she listened to me, she asked a lot of good questions. Was concerned about my skin and she does not feel that it is eczma. In the end she ordered X-rays of hands, feet, and chest (check for swollen lympe nhodes) She then order a whole bunch of lab work all for auto immmune diseases/problems. Did that yesterday - 12 vials - and they were not the small ones either. I go back and see her in a month to go over the results. You could really tell her wheels were a turning. As I stated earlier I will be going to surgery on Feb 15th to have my ovaries removed and a bladder suspension. Just had to share.