Hi everyone. I have just recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, connective tissue disorder (nameless!!?) and 95%+ positive for Lupus. This all after spending 4 1/2 yrs, and countless hours at numerous specialists to see why I have been feeling so crappy. I am currently approaching 39 yrs. and the mother of 3 young girls (13 yrs., 9 yrs, and 5 yrs.) and have always been in great health and extremely active up until 4 1/2 yrs. ago. LONG story, short, docs. had been testing me for MS but MRIs were always clean (thank God!), do have hypothyroidism. Neurologic symptoms of tingling, aches, pain in both legs and arms and neck and at joints in hands. Fatigue is just about crippling. Do not have ANA antibody in bloodwork, but, have Anti-sm and and Anti-rnp antibodies (both of which are high). Recently developed a rash on backs of arms. Have been taking 40 mg. Prednisone for about 3 weeks -- doc will start to wean me down to 30 mg. for 2 wks, 20 mg. for 2 wks., 15 mg. for 1 wk. until I see him again. Yesterday was also put on Plaquenil (sp??) for the Lupus. I know that all Lupus patients/symptoms are different, but, has anyone had anything similar happen to them?? I know that worse things could happen, but, I also want to be sure that I do my homework and get hopefully, get back (or near) a place where I used to be. Thankfully, I have an incredibly supportive husband, family and friends. Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated!!!