Hi, Heather, and welcome! Yes, many feel like they have the flu. Actually, that's how I'm feeling right now. I have all over achiness and my head feels heavy and my eyes are at half mast. There is fatigue involved, too.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro including a list of symptoms. You might just see yourself there.
I was diagnosed by my Internist many years ago. I have never gone to a rheumatologist because my Internist did all of the testing. But, if it makes you feel better, then go. You have to feel comfortable with a diagnosis. Many members use rheumatologists as their doctor for fibro.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in! Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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