Hey there steelchick! Welcome to Healing Well... Hhhmmm Fibro huh? What leads this rheumy to believe you have Fibro? You may have RA and Fibro... Does she think you not have RA at all?
The sleep study is probably to find out how deep you are sleeping... Most people with fibro don't get to Stage 4 sleep, thus not as much seratonin gets released in your body... the seratonin helps to heal (or rebuild if you will) your muscles... So... if you have fibro, you don't enter Stage 4 sleep, less seratonin gets released into your body; therefore more muscle pain and fatigue... Fibro is in the muscle/tissue which the no sleep cycle that we just went through, exascerbates your condition... Some people with fibro feel like they sleep well, and are out like lights, but don't ever feel rested... (again the Stage 4 thing)....
Did your rheumy say anything about MS?
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea