I have reactive arthritis, FM and GERD. I currently take 1000 mg. Augmenten 2xday for the arthritis, plus 500 mg Valtrex for recurring herpes flares, Nexium for the GERD, Allegra for my allergies, estrogen, Neurontin for the FM, and various herbal and homeopathic remedies under the direction of my docs. I'm certainly no worse off than most of you, so I'm not complaining. I just want to figure out what's what. For example, my nose frequently drips. It's irritating! I'm thinking this should be controlled by the Allegra. But, then again, this is heavy allergy season, and air pollution and my closed up house with the a/c on don't help. OTOH, it could be due to a soft tissue flare from the ABX. Does it really matter? Well, yes, it does to me! Here's another thing. My feet swell. Is it the FM? The arthritis? The pickle I ate for lunch? That pesky old soft tissue flare? Who knows? This really matters to me in regard to my GERD. It is not controlled by the Nexium, and although I've had it for less than a year, my doc wants me to have an endoscopy in October. This just is feeling like one darn test too many, and I dread this particular one. And I hate the GERD. I have no idea why I have it. It could be the extra weight I've gained, something I'm eating, the amount I'm eating, a med I'm taking (it's not the ABX), candida....I know it's not heliobacter, because I've been tested for that. I could go on, but I know you get the picture. And I suspect that many of you have this same dilemma. Does ANYbody have a clue how to sort these things out?