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   Posted 4/16/2012 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
about a month ago I saw my doctor for a followup visit. I had just gone through another round of specialized tests for my autoimmune arthritis which had been painfully escalating in intensity over the Winter. The results were inconclusive. No clear patterns. No answers. No magic bullet treatments. No diagnosis. The only proof I had was the unrelenting pain that pervaded my body's tired and achy joints and muscles and of course, the endless, draining fatigue.

This is my story about finding healing in the things that surround you. I hope it inspires you and brings you a sense of peace.

Peter Waite

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   Posted 2/25/2015 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here. Lots of pain in knees but no answers and no relief. Not sure what to do. I feel way too young to be feeling like this. (I'm only 35)

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   Posted 2/26/2015 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had unremitting arthritis pain since 1987. Various symptoms have been diagnosed as osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis. No doctor has ever had enough interest to put all my issues together to find out what is really going on.

I sympathize and hope your pain lessens soon in actuality. Distraction is a wonderful tool, but it can be overwhelmed when you least expect it.
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   Posted 3/4/2015 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't believe there is ONE answer for sure...I had lower back pain at 18, I believe that was my beginning of lower back OA degeneration. It's in my genetic make up, mother's side all dealt with OA.

I did a long life of work, play, exercise, chiro adjustments for 30 some yrs at least....and now at 76, bodywide OA is there and thriving....hip replacement in 2010, really messed me up so things with knee and foot/ankle all worse with body out of alignment....

Then we have all the exercise and running warriors more than ever than the "OLD DAYS"...people are ending up with replacements SO YOUNG....I was 72...replacements were an old person's trauma/ it's much younger or we just know more with the internet and people talking about their issues on blogs, etc....

I'm healthy immune system-wise, but joints don't lie. I don't think too many escape this life with no arthritis....

We gotta keep working to manage and do the best we know how to get thru it all.
OA from age 18 to late 70's....complications from hip replacement in 2010...such a terrible outcome.
Fibro dx in 1999

All all the other "stuff" most deal with....I take 95% supplements for my health care...
Grape Seed Extract and or Pycnogenol have been lifechanging for me, 20 yrs on them soon.

Love the SOM and AA Principles....

Keep it Simple, Progress Not Perfection, One Day at a Time..
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