Sounds like this Dr was very good and listened to you. It's amazing how much Fibro and Lupus overlap in symptoms. A lot of lupus patients have Fibro and learn to deal with it. Unfortunately, Fibro can be very painful and it's quite annoying.
I received my Fibro DX in 1995 and the confirmation of my lupus didn't happen until June of 2001. It was first mentioned in 1987 that I could have Lupus. Lupus is just such a hard disease to DX, it took my Dr's 13 years before they agreed that I had and started me on plaquenil and prednisone. In March 2002 they then began giving me the immuno suppressive drugs and I've never been off of them since then.
I know this may sound bad but, here's hoping that you've got Fibro and not Lupus. I'm not saying I want you to suffer with Fibro, but Lupus can very difficult to treat in some folks and the drugs we have to take to treat it can be very dangerous.
Please let us now what she has to say and how you are doing. Take care and I hope your pain lessens.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.