Yes I have been examined for this and was diagnosed to be fibromyalgia. but this doctor died. He also diagnosed me for lupus. the first blood test that I had taken for Lupus was done at the same time. but the doctors I have now do not agree with Dr. Marlowe.
I never had the face rash myself. Red faced but not the butterfly rash. But I have enough of the other symptoms to have a diagnoses of Lupus. I wonder why Rheumatoloigist choose to not diagnose for Lupus. they go out of their way to find some reason to diagnose that we have Lupus. Even when he hears me say these symptoms that I have, he will still find a way to eliminate the diagnoses of Lupus.
I also apologize for being so long to post again to our group. Just had some really awful depression, and that together with the pain, the nausea, the loss of energy and strength, and motivation, was getting through the day was hard.
but good days arrived again. two wonderful days of pain free, and mentally capable, and then the pain started again. I still have the mental capacity however. I will try to do better posting than I have been doing.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008, Stroke 11-4-08
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis