Hi - I am now 56 and have been suffering now since 1998 as a result of a series of surgeries (21 anaesthetics since then!) to repair a Recto-Vaginal Fistula of unknown cause. It has now been repaired successfully but has left me with 4 abdominal hernias, a colostomy, degenerative discs in my spine, arthritis in my hands, diabetes type 2, sleep apnoea, hyperhidrosis, Fibromyalgia (except I do not think it is as my pain seems different to that of my fibro friends) neuropathy, depression and anxiety, nausea, very poor mobility, nose sores, dry skin and eyes and mouth, ulcers and sores (my tongue feels as though it is on fire!) I am not a very good diabetic recently as I get so fed up with feeling sick all the time .... however, all of a sudden after 56 years of never having toothache and having stained but strong teeth, my teeth are as my dentist describes, 'melting' I have lost bone, they are loose and my whole jaw aches, she is literally filling teeth every 2-3 weeks at the moment, and she has never seen anything like it. I am currently awaiting another lip biopsy (Sjogrens Syndrome, which they were sure I had 10 yrs ago but no positive bloods or biopsies then either) so am expecting another negative ..... then just saw an email from this site mentioning sores and ulcers etc so am wondering if this could be a possible scenario? Any thoughts would be very welcome!