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cane1 posted:
Dear WEB MD,
hi there! I was wondering if Fibromyalgia could be misdiagnosed for Lupus and reverse?
thank you and have a blessed day
allie_bf responded:
Not for long. Lots of people present to the rheumatologist for possible lupus with very similar symptoms of joint pain, fever, rashes, etc. Most specialists will do a lot of workup before making a diagnosis of lupus, and usually a patient with fibromyalgia will end up with the correct diagnosis fairly quickly, especially when the lupus blood tests come up consistently negative. It may take longer for people with Sjogren's or MCTD or atypical RA to be filtered out because they will have more inflammatory markers in the labwork, and more active findings on the doctor's physical examination.
cane1 replied to allie_bf's response:
Dear allie_bf,
hi there Thanks for the response, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago and just been wondering if it could be something else that I have. I have had blood test but I don't know if Lupus is checked, I will ask my dr to check it.
have a blessed day cane1

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