I am new here, but I have been in pain for about a year. I am 32 years old and work as an elementary teacher. I have made two trips out to Mayo clinic as well as changing doctors and seeing other specialists out of state. I recieved no answers for sure. Initially at Mayo they said I had fibro, but the specialists disagreed with that diagnosis. I also have AS, but that is not my main issue. I returned to Mayo clinic this summer because every time my regular doctor would give me steroids (for a limited time) I would feel like myself again, then it would disappear and pain would come back. She said this shouldn't happen with just fibro, so sent me back to Mayo. Specialist out there said he thinks I have a spinal disease that takes years to diagnose and the tests cannot detect, so put me on Enbrel injections. I just began this medicine and I have been pukey and ill feeling. It has reduced the severity of the pain, but it is still there and the side effects are terrible. I am tired of eating pills and still not feeling well. I am afraid of hurting my body and at the same time I am afraid of losing my job. Last school year when this began I had to leave teaching for a few months because I could not function as a human being. Has anyone heard of anything for the pain that has helped without taking more pills? My husband is ready to pack up and move our family to a hot climate because the best month I have had was July when the temps were 75-90 degrees on average. We are from MI and this is a huge move and far from family. Not sure what to do, but I can't live like this. I am literally taking pills for side effects for other pills. I hate it! Any advice?