Hello Tina, Getting a dx takes some time. I'm glad your rheumy is being thorough and
doing bloodwork to determine what is going on. It is possible to have an autoimmune disease
along with fibro. Fibromyalgia has some of the same symptoms as the connective tissue
diseases , it is always wise to rule things out.
If you haven't already, check out fibro 101, the second thread on page one. You will find
some very helpful info there.
We all have are own experiance with fibro. My pain is widespread and feels bone crushing,
sometimes with needle - stick pain. I also get migrating burning pain. Fatigue is a big factor
and so is fibro fog. Has your rheumy done a tenderpoint exam?
I take a muscle relaxer for fibro flares and take Savella, a SNRI daily. I also have an
autoimmune disease MCTD (Scleroderma, Lupus & RA) and I take Methotrexate for that.
Headaches are a side effect of Vicoden. I was on it for back related issues, had surgery
and not on it anymore. I didn't like how I felt on it.
Good luck to you and I hope your appointment goes well. Keep us posted
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative