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What's the difference in fibromyalgia and lupus!

What's the difference in fibromyalgia and lupus!

Positive test: Questioner of the difference between fibromyalgia and lupus should regard that there are no known causes or lab test for fibromyalgia. Lupus has lab studies that can confirm the presence and autoimmune nature of lupus, as well as injury to skin, nervous system, and kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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My mom has lupus and fibromyalgia. What are my chances of getting it?

Small: These meds have a slightly higher risk for you if your mother is affected. However, the risk is relatively small. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?

I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but have a lot of lupus symptoms. My ANA test came back as "indeterminate". What does this mean?

Better test: Still the better test to determine the difference between lupus and fibromyalgia (fms) is a history and physical exam done by a rheumatologist. Lupus and fms have some similar symptoms but are very different. Lupus - autoimmune disease. Fms - not autoimmune. The ANA is not the deciding factor between the two. The ANA never makes a definite diagnosis. Other blood tests (by rheumatologist) can help. ...Read more

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My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia. Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases? Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?

My wife has lupus and fibromyalgia.  Is there a clinic that specializes in these diseases?  Or should we just suck em up and be content with present?

Lupis treatment: The best kind of dr. To address your condition is called a rheumatologist. I would look for someone who is board certified in that specialty. There should be a listing in the yellow pages or you may want to check with your local medical society. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia i believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Treated for lupus for 5 years and then changed to fibromyalgia i believe is not possible, since I have medical records saying its lupus. Could my dr just want nothing more to do with me as a patient?

Drastic change.: Lupus is diagnosed based on symptoms and physical exam , lab tests are only secondary. There are no lab tests for fibro, just tender points on exam. A skilled rheumatologist should have no trouble telling one from the other. If your lupus is in remission, your current doctor may only be seeing fibro (having both is common.) ask your doctor. Consider 2nd opinion with different rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What should I worry about with having sjogren's syndrome and fibromyalgia and possibly lupus . Will find out bout lupus one soon.

Clarify diagnosis: Out of the diagnoses mentioned, fibromyalgia is most prevalent and increasingly recognized. Fibromyalgia is a central pain syndrome that causes diffuse body pain and fatigue triggered by poor sleep. An autoimmune disease such as sjogren's or lupus can trigger fibromyalgia, however, do not cause fibromyalgia. I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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