I am a little confused about something and hope someone can clarify for me. To be diagnosed with Fibromylgia it is a process of exclusion, if nothing else is found then the doctors tag you with fibro. How come some people can have lupus, arthritis and fibro. Doesn't it mean they just have lupus and arthritis the source of pain is due to the autoimmune disease and not fibro (since it's just a set of symptoms not a disease) I am just getting conflicting information about my condition and it has left me confused.
I'm not sure I'm able to answer this. My doctor mentioned fibro to me in 2007 but didn't officially dx me until 2012. My ANA stays elevated but my RA tests keep coming back negative. He dx the fibro based on the symptoms I displayed. Fibromyalgia is now accepted as a disease, to the best of my understanding, recognized as an autoimmune disorder. Once you have one AI diseases you can get others. This year I was dx with Sjogrens and hypothyroidism, two more AI diseases. And in the last 2-3 months my finger and hip socket joints (left especially) are displaying signed off Arthritis. If I'm mistaken others will let us know. My info came from researching Arthritis foundation, fibromyalgia network, and NIH (National institute of health). 🙏🌼
When I was dianosed with fibromyalgia it was because I met the pain points test. I have plenty of other issues. I have arthritis in your spine. For years I have had a high sed rate and am wondering if it is autoimmune arthritis as i have other autoimmune issues.