Hey Marji: Sorry to hear you are in the same boat, except you have the cold on top of it. Bones hurt man! My pain is starting to go away after going through this for about a week. Hopefully, it won't be much longer for you too. Mine was like that constant arthritic pain but very deep severe pain in all my bones not just the joints this time. I cried a lot (& I almost never cry) and couldn't sleep for days, so I feel for you.
Sometimes back pain is the worst, I can't imagine this combined with what your going through must feel like. H-E-double hockey sticks, I guess. I hope you feel better real soon! - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.