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Healthy and very energetic male until 2 1/2 years ago. Developed sudden onset of episodic fevers (100-104), joint pain, fatigue...felt flu-like is the only way to describe it. Two hospitalizations with enormous work ups from I.D, cardiology, I.M. and Rheum. Most labs normal or marginal: + ANA (speckled), sed rate up to 80, anemia, ra ruled out. Rheumy started plaq. in may 08. Today w/o fevers, joint pain somewhat better, lots of fatigue remain, and struggle to get through work days and crash on weekends. Family is having hard time adjusting to this 180. I feel useless at times. Just want to know what I'm dealing with.