hi everyone, i hope someone out there can shed some light on my situation or someone has been through the same thing. it started in january of this year. The pain. in june i seen the rheumy who told me it was ra. put me on methotrexate and continued to use the prednisone my dr gave me after a month i seen some but not alot of improvement the pain started shifting to more muscle than joint. called the rheumy they gave an injection and swithed my meds to plaquinel in august again some improvement but my pain became more intense and although there was some joint it was more all over pain. in september he told me to stop all meds and prescribed soma and see him in two weeks. soma did help slept really good. seen him two weeks later and stated he thought it wasn't ra but that i had more symptoms of fibro and was prescribed cymbalta 30 mg and ambien. when i returned 1 month later his Nurse practitioner stated that the dr. was confused about me. that i was a confusing pt. she increased the cymbalta to 60 mg and when i told her about my joint pain she told me just to take a tylenol or alleve and that should help. she said we all have aches and pains as we get older and thats what i could do for that. the muscle pain has since decreased to a level 2 in pain range, but the joint pain is what continues only i have no joint swelling and all labs are normal except for a lab done to check for human parvovirus which was elevated.and to what i have read parvo only last for weeks to months. well this has been almost a year. my joints are very painful. i sometimes can't walk from the pain in my ankles. they feel like they are going to break. i"m stiff in the morning for about 2-3 hrs and if i stay in one place for a short period i stiffen up. my hands are very painful. and can't hold a cup for a long period of time. i can't go shopping for to long or i will have pain after 20 minutes of walking mostly in the knees,ankles, and feet. joints feel hot, tight,painful but no swelling again all labs within normal limits. i still get tired mostly at about midday or after lunch not all day like before. could this be all fibro? anyone out there with similar symptoms? or could this be the human parvovirus? my rheumy doesn't think so but his nurse practitioner does.(thats confusing!). any advice would be appreciated. so for the lenghty note, very fustrated and i thought the more info maybe the better.