I have always suffered with gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, bloating, severe cramps
, and gas. When I was 15, I was diagnosed with IBS and Lactose Intolerant. When I was around 18, I frequently experienced mild joint pain in my knees and in my lower back. I used to be a dancer, and I assumed it was normal pain from getting older.
Since this past November ‘07, I started experiencing extreme knee pain, especially when walking up the stairs.