Hello everyone! I am new to this and am in desperate need of assistance. Since I was 15 I've been suffering with lower abdominal and lower back pain that spreads down to my feet. The pain would get so severe I would end up in the hospital time and time again. They could never figure out what was wrong. In 2009 I decided I needed to go to a geneticist. He did testing according to my background and found I have a mutated gene diagnosing me with FMF (Familial Mediterranean Fever). I've been on colchicine (a medication known to assist in the prevention of attacks) once a day till recently when the attacks would happen more often. It was increased to twice a day. I cannot find a doctor in my area familiar with it. I need help, I have questions. Are there certain activities I should refrain from doing? Special diet I should be on? Extra vitamins I should take? Anyone out there suffering from FMF as well?