I realize now I may have only just begun. When my Rhuematologist said 'loose ligaments take these and get more excersize', I thought I had gotten my answer. I felt better all summer long, not perfect, but better. I could clean my house, garden, and play with my kids. When I started feeling poorly a couple of weeks ago,- headaches, body aches, tired all the time,- I figured I had over done it for the time of year, (I have allergies and asthma.) and had caught cold. I've realized the pain is back. I want to go to the dr. but I don't want to get back on the same treadmill as last time. How do I make them understand what I am saying? And how do I undrestand what the are telling me? For example: When I went to the Rhuematologist I swear he had about a pint and a half of blood drawn for about 15 tests, he said all the tests came back good. How do I understand what he tested for and what if anything I should ask him to do? Also, I have NEVER been one for taking pills. What types of alternative therapies have you tried? In the words of the country song "I'm too young to feel this damn old". I want my life back. I want to work hard again. (I have no profession, I'm just a sort of 'handywomen') I want to be able to wrestle with my boys, they are 17, 16, 14, 11 and 3. And I want to enjoy my husband, if you know what I mean. I need to find the right path, can you help point it out to me.