I am 29 years old a single mom with 3 kids. I have been dealing with this for almost a year now. I was diagnosed back in July. I first noticed that I felt stiff in the mornings like I had been working out and waking up very sore. Then I noticed that climbing stairs, walking, and bathing myself was very different. I noticed I had a real problem when I was on a job interview and when it was over, I couldnt get up. I started seeing my family doctor and at first him nor his fellow doctors could tell me what was wrong. They did all the blood work and saw that my numbers were elevated but they couldnt come up to an answer as to why. Then he recommended me to see a Rheumy. It took 3 months to see him, during that time, I lost the abality to get up from a sitting position, walk or climb stairs. The moment I saw the specialist, he put me in the hospital. I had 2 mri's, a very painful emg, and then they told me I had poly. My life hasnt been the same since. I am taking tons of med's Prednisone, fosamax, imuran, methotrexate. Im just glad I found this board. I have felt so alone during these last few months, its good to know Im not alone.