I have been diagnosed and undiagnosed with secondary Fibromyalgia several times. The first rheum I saw tentatively diagnosed FM. However, when my RA was under control and when my vitamin D levels were normal, he rescinded the diagnosis. Current rheum told me I did have FM but I failed the 18 point pressure test because I didn't have the sore points. I saw an ortho consultant who said that my FM diagnosis is "rubbish". She said she abhors it being given for supposed unexplained pain in people who have confirmed diseases like RA. I have always thought the same because my "Fibromyalgia" is not an issue when my RA is settled and when I'm otherwise well with normal vitamin D etc. Also, I have joint damage, so OF COURSE my calf muscles will ache.....they are over-compensating for eroded feet and ankles! The other thing is, aren't muscle aches and pain are a symptom of RA in itself?!
I do feel a lot of people get fobbed off with a Fibromyalgia diagnosis. I'm curious as to other people's thoughts.