... having some ups and downs emotionally, as well as the ups and downs physically. I have had two severe episodes this year of excruciating pain this year, was treated with prednisone packs. The first time it worked. This second time it didn't. I pushed to see a rheumatologist and finally as diagnosed. I am in my late fifties, but have been going thru episodes of pain on both sides of my body, in all my joints at the same time since my forties. I had been tested, but tests were "borderline". I felt like I was going crazy or a hypochondriac. But, now that I do have the diagnosis, I do feel emotional about. Any tips on dealing with all of this?