I will check into all the possibilities with my doctor next week. I haven't been on pred for several weeks now (at first thought that was the culprit) but have noticed that when I take a water pill it helps. I hardly eat anything which makes it that much more frustrating. Among other things I have to see the dr about a lesion on my thigh so will right a list of things to ask about. Just hoping the lesion isn't a kind of ca that's causing this. I never get good news but maybe this time I will. Will also try to exercise in spite of the 24/7 pain. Tks again everyone.