I am new to this site although have been reading some of your posts over the last week or so and would be very grateful for some advice as I don't really know what fibromyalgia is...I will try to make this as short as possible.
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with hashimoto's and sent to a rheumy because I had a high titre positive ANA, anti Ro antibodies and anti-adrenal antibodies. First I was diagnosed with primary sjorgrens syndrome...then with an overlap sjorgrens/lupus.
I did all of this privately because, although I wasn't feeling very well, my initial appointment was made because my face was always red and I didn't want to waste my very busy local GPs time with vanity. Now he (local GP) knows all about it and manages my medicine...however, he has never referred me to a rheumy, and I always feel that he doesn't believe the original diagnosis. I went to see him last week because I have been feeling so tired that I can't function for the last 4/5 weeks, burning sore eyes and my legs feel as if they have constant toothache that my strong headache painkillers don't get rid of it.
I have lot of sjorgrens/lupus symptoms...butterfly rash, sensitive to sun, gritty and really painful eyes, brain fog...so much that I can't remember them all now. But, in the last few weeks my leg pains, knee/hip joints, fatigue that is all consuming is constant. My GP asked if I'd ever thought about Fybro or something called Behcets disease...he'd speak to my old rheumy, and never did anything about it.
Actually, I don't know what to do next. Every day is a day I want to be over, so that I can be asleep (if one can ever sleep). I know that I match the autoimmune symptoms..but perhaps this is something else, or it has been wrongly diagnosed. I just really need some advice on what to do that will help. Could this be fibromyalgia..and is there something that can help the ache.
I'd be very grateful for any advice.