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Aches and Pains and Prickly Things

I haven't written a whole lot in the last 2 months and since I share so much with all of you, I think it is only fair that I share this. I have written before about the suck that is autoimmune diseases. Just about everyone on my mom's side of the family has some kind of autoimmune disease, so I come by it honestly.  We have Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn's Disease.  There are probably a few others that I am missing, but you get the point.  Any doctor who wants to study the hereditary link of autoimmune disease should really study my family.

I deal with muscle and joint pain on a daily basis. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being excruciating pain and 1 being no pain, I have gotten used to living with a pain level of anywhere between a 6 and an 8 on a daily basis.  My rheumatologist has told me that it is caused by Inflammatory Arthritis, which means my muscles and joint swell causing a lot o…