I too have lupus and Fibro. My fibro was dx'd before my lupus, way, way before my lupus was DX'd. It seems common that Lupus folks also have a Fibro Dx' too.
The two of them are so alike it's hard to tell which one is flaring up. I can tell that in my experience, when I'm flaring and it's a fibro flare up, if my Rheumy has me take prednisone it does NOTHING to help me at all. Now a Lupus flare up the higher the steroids the better I fell.
It can be very frustrating trying to figure it all out. Some folks with Lupus get their DX and treatment on the first Rheumy maybe second. Then there are those, like me, who it took forever for the DX and treatment, 13 years to be exact.
Lupus is known as the disease of a 1,000 faces and it truly it. This is hard to handle the disease while getting first DX'd, it helps to have a strong support system, while you go through this process.
I sincerely hope that if you need to see another Rheumy you'll be able to get them to listen and most importantly they begin to listen to you and treat your symptoms and getting you out of this terrible flare.
I hope you get some answers soon and let us know how you're doing. Hang in there we all understand and are here for you.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.