Hi everyone. I am trying to work out whether my widespread muscle pain (a new symptom for me in the past 6 months) is due to my Lupus (25 years +) or perhaps Fibro which may have snuck in latterly. No Doc has mentioned Fibro to me and I was wondering how significant poor sleep and depression is in the diagnostic criteria. I sleep very well and have no depression, my life is relatively stress free as I don't work but the pain increases as the day progresses and now gnaws constantly at my hips and thighs, sometimes upper arms and often chest and upper back too. I understand that the pressure points are not considered of value in diagnosing Fibro any more. The pain is miserable and worse than the pain of Lupus flares that I have experienced over the years as it doesn't let up and is worsened by activity.
Hoping some of you can enlighten me! Many thanks. Clare