Seems my greatest symptom-maker aside from the cognitive is the spinal stenosis et al. Why I did not think to ask the question before now amazes me however that being said.....I have "assumed" this was all tied to the FMS/MPC. I went yesterday for MRI of LS due to increased weakness and it seems to be really coming on strong over the last couple of months. I suppose I am inquiring to verify that this condition is part of the collagen side of the syndrome. I understand the DDD is arthritic and the nerve entrapment is related to the hardening or thickening of the collagen. Anyone else? CactusLil'