I was officially diagnosed at 15. But that was after 10+ years of tests and other misdiagnosis. I don't know that I could really pinpoint any specific "first symptoms" I just remember always being tired and in pain. My body was just always sore and I just never felt "good." The pain tends to be worse through the extreme cold of winter and the extreme humidity of the summer. Through decent weather it's not to bad and your basic Tylenol will take care of it. Dietary changes help A LOT too... So that's what we are going now, is working on changing my diet... I don't do medication unless it's a life or death thing, so I can't tell you about those. I tend to feel like someone who was horridly out of shape and just ran a mile does the next day... It's that full body soreness and stiffness...
at 10:53 AM on Jun. 19, 2010