We've only got a couple more questions for this research study planned, but we're so grateful for everyone sharing so much. With all of these questions please do feel free to comment on each other's responses as you do for other posts as getting a conversation going about all these issues is also really helpful. For information about the research this is linked to, please go to healthunlocked.com/lupusuk/... or contact MelanieSloan.
It is not uncommon for someone with lupus to receive a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This may occur prior to their lupus diagnosis or be added as an overlapping syndrome in the future.
How do you feel about the diagnosis of fibromyalgia? Do you feel it provides an explanation for some symptoms such as pain, fatigue, sensory changes etc, or do you think these are caused by the lupus itself? If you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia, do you feel your doctor explained it well?