I was just curious if any of u have family with auto immune conditions. My mothers sister was diagnosed with dermatamiacytis after surviving breast cancer and my mother was diagnosed with poly myalgia after her own breast cancer. My problems really kicked in after the trauma of my hip replacement at age 37. My great aunt on moms side passed last year at age 92. She was wheel chair bound because her back had become so hunched over she couldn't even stand. As far back as I can remember he hands, knuckles, fingers were so knurled up. But like my dr said, when she was young they did not know how to diagnose and treat RA. She was always such a lovely lady. Happy, laughing , loving, and boy did she have a fabulous sense of humor. And to think, she was suffering all along. I just wonder how much of this is hereditary and how much is environmental, i.e. the poisons in our food and water and even the chemicals that are in products we use on our bodies. 3 years ago I switched my daughter and I over to all natural everything. Shampoo, soaps, lotions,etc. if I can do something to prevent my 10 year old daughter from having to go thru this later in life, I will do whatever it takes. Thanks again for listening. Sorry for the rant.