Hi all, thanks so much for your responses. Wow, that all makes complete sense to me now.
Lucy, I am on prednisone for my RA and now that I think about
it, it does kinda seem like my Fibro type symptoms got worse since I started taking it. And Stress, ha, that's been my middle name for the last 4 1/2 yrs. JoAnn, I get it when you say the "weird" symptoms. I've had alot of visual & crash and burn symptoms for about
the last 6 wks. I unfortunately can't take Lyrica or Cymbalta. I never thought about
being tested for Lyme disease, wow! I'll mention it to my rheumy on my next visit.
Jaybespoke, I like the way you narrowed it down. After thinking about my symptoms it seems as though I definitely have a mix of both. swollen ,warm wrist joints, and the worn down exhaustion.(RA) But then I have constant pain all over my body, back, legs, shoulders, neck, difficulty with vision. (fibro) What the heck!!
I went to a physical therapist today and after I told him all my problems and symptoms he almost hesitated working with me because he wasn't sure WHAT I was going to be able to do. That's not a good sign. Oh well, all I can do is do my best.
You guys are awesome!