Thanks for the reply. I haven't had symptom for a couple years so I have been med free for a while. I took some Prilosec and am doing better with the heartburn. I had to take some steroids and antibotics because my rash on my leg became infected from scratching but it has gotten a little better. I have been using Aloe with menthol and a friend gave me a lotion that is used for people who have radiation therapy called Miaderm which is working good on the rash. I have been taking Flax seed oil which helps to. Luckily the sore joints are not to bad so I take some Aleve every once in a while and it helps. I think that since I was on the steriods it helped to reduce the inflamation in the joints.