Hi, I am so happy to find this site. I have been around the block with doctors. I had two serious bouts of thyroiditis and history of autoimmune disase so when joint stiffness and pain became a regular occurence my endo sent me to rheumatologist. Mind you I have been to every form of orthopedic. I have been told I have everything from ehlers danlos syndrom, ddd, bursitus, you name it. All of this began at 39 when I suddenly went into early menopause. I have osteopenia, vitamin d deficiency, some lumbar ddd with nerve involvement, inflammation of SI and pelvis, pain and inflammation in feet. I also have bilateral trochanteric bursitus. The list seems endless. Blood work shows a little of this and that, but not enough of anything. So the temporary diagnosis is spondyloarthritus. I know nothing about this. I am on Celebrex which has helped feet and other joints, but back and hip pain is still bad. I am concerned about all the results of the nuclear tests my doc wants to do. I have had one bone scan, MRE, countless x-rays, cortizone injections in hips. I look forward to hearing your stories and hope it will
clear some of the fog that I am feeling. It is hard to be proactive when you don't know what you are dealing with.