They should have tested you for lupus and many more things before diagnosing you with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a last case diagnosis after all the tests for other things come back negative. My guess is your fibro dx came like mine, a doc pressed on some pressure points and asked if they hurt and then told you you have fibro. Its terrible that they do that without doing the proper testing. Once someone says you have fibro, then everything you feel is because of your fibro. I hope that you can get referred to a good rheumatologist that will run the proper tests to screen you for AI diseases. I have COPD and we had CHF in our family, I've had some atrophy of the heart and have antibodies to my heart. A rheumatologist can check these things. I'm so sorry for your loss and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Let us know what happens.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments