Java, I really understand your frustration! In the search of trying to find out what
was wrong with me, I had many specialists. One suggested that maybe I had AIDS,
even though I said that was impossible, but was tested anyway. I was having atrophy
and had a dent in my arm. I spent hours researching and scanning a derma atlas
online. I went back saying, I believe I have lupus profunda or scleroderma. A biopsy
was then done and sent off to a dermatopathology lab where my biopsy was
confirmed as scleroderma. If I was not persistant and pro-active in my healthcare,
I don't know where I'd be.
I have a wonderful rheumy who does believe in fibro. It is not a bad idea to call
a rheumy and asks if the doctor treats fibromualgia. There are some rheumys who
might only specialize in arthritis and gerontology.
Best of luck to you!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements