I have just been to a ruemy doc in the past week. Family doc thought I had RA and had already diagnosed me with Fibro, after being diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome in 2010.
I went there we went through the past history of any injuries ect.
He checked my joints, fingernails, blood pressure, reflexes as well.
He had me walk across the room cause I was complaining about my knee.
He also checked tenderspots which everywhere he touched hurt! :(
I had 8 tests in all from blood work to urinalysis.
He tested my thyroid, vitamin d levels, ect.
It gets down to the nitty gritty.
He wanted to rule out Lupus ,hepatitis B and C ect.
So I guess it kinda depends on your major hurting points and past history.
I really liked my ruemy doc he was patient and listened and has a sense of humor.
Be prepared for a longer apt mine took about 2 hours..
But well worth it!
Good luck and hope your having a light pain day.I would say a no pain day but we know that's hard to come by.