Hello. I've had my 2nd MRI with contrast and now a letter from my neurologist says that the results do show an incidental meningioma (a type of benign brain tumour). This doesn't really explain my symptoms though. My rheumatologist said he couldn't see any evidence of vasculitis either. My next follow up appointment with neurology is at the end of July.
All this time I'd been blaming the Lupus for the all-over muscle aches, burning tendons and nerve pains, but now I'm not so sure. I stumbled across an NHS page about Fibromyalgia and I was surprised to note that the list of symptoms seemed to describe me completely - even down to the IBS, stiff neck headaches, depression, tenderness and sensitivity to pain. It would explain why the lupus blood tests seem to show improvement even though I feel so awful. I'm going to see the GP soon because the depression has been hard to manage this year. It doesn't help that I'm also grieving for my dad who died a few months ago. I'm also hoping for bereavement counselling.
Here's the link to the NHS page: nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyal...
I am wondering if Fibromyalgia might be my diagnosis after the neurologist finds nothing else wrong? I already know someone who have both lupus and fibromyalgia. Does anyone else here have this diagnosis on top of Lupus? How is Fibromyalgia usually diagnosed?