Like the other people said it is a dx. They look for anything else your symtoms could possibly be before they would ever diagnose you with FM. Also yes your pressure point can still hurt even if you feel fine that day.
One thing that is new in diagnosing is that patients do not have to have the 11 of 18 or what have you the other symptoms are just as important to the dx.
It is new info I recently read on I believe Stanford Science something.
So go to your appt and let them rule out any other conditions. You deserve to have the best medical care and find out the real reason for your symptoms. It may be FM but I hope not.
Happy Thanksgiving to You!
Thank you all for your comments - that helps. I do have some good support, and my husband has been encouraging me to have this checked out for a while.
Since this most recent round of what I call my "fibro symptoms", I have reviewed the list of symptoms that is posted here, and also from WebMD. Very helpful, and it really explains so much.
about 5 weeks in, I started with a ulcerative colitis flare to top things off. I have a gastro appt Monday and will see a Fibromyalgia Specialist on 12/10. My regular doctor discovered (most likely as a result of the UC) that I have a Vitamin D Deficiency - but I haven't been able to find a lot of information about that.