Hi Foster mom, welcome to the group! we are a pretty friendly bunch here. I havn't been on in a couple of days but usually you can't keep me away because there are so many great people here.
I'm sorry you are going thru all of this. It seems we all know the doctor shufle I'm afraid. I suffer from most of the same symptoms that you do. The last time I saw a rheumy he said possible scleraderma also. I can't say as I blame you about the steroids. I have other physical problems and have had to take them for quite some time on and off. I hate them. Most of us hate them but somtimes they are the only thing that helps. It is a wonderful drug for inflamation and helps combat the fatique sometimes. The side effects are just horrible though. I really don't mean to state the obvious but it sounds like you need to see a rheumy and get some meds figured out. I know there are others on here that don't have insurance. You'd think that your work would have health insurance since you are a nurse. It sounds like a good idea if you like kids and it sounds like you do. Just don't try to over do it. Getting tired is one of the worst parts for me and I have no children at home. Well I just wanted to say hi and I look forward to getting to know you. I'm sure others will be around soon
Hang in there we get thru this one day at a time