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Hi everyone, I must say this site looks like a Godsend. I'm jackie, 45yrs with a 19yr son. Am waiting for Rheumy appt., which as I found out this morning, is gonna take about 3 mths. Have been having problems since fall at work nearly 4yrs ago. Am Ex Zoo Keeper , was made redundant in Oct 08. Recently though symptoms have been increasing. Joints affected are Sacroilliac, neck,shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers with knobbly bits. left arm worse. now getting pains in knees, big toes & arch of foot. have had either costochondritis or pleurisy (drs cant agree but anti-biotics made a difference.) can sleep for days it feels but no energy at all. cant always think straight and more recently flu-like symptoms with red, burning joints, shivering, felt like i was dying. next morning though, feel better., this was 5 nights last week. was asked by Dr last year if it was all in my mind. so glad to have found this though cos now know im not going mad.