So I now have been told I have Fibromyalgia. For all of you that have been told you have Fibromyalgia please make sure you have been tested for EVERYTHING before you accept Fibromyalgia as a diagnosis. You need to rule out everything.
I then went to an MD specializing in  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation that the Rheumatologist referred me to. He said I DID NOT have Fibromyalgia and asked who told me I have Fibromyalgia. He said I have an  L5 pinched nerve. He determined this before doing a physical exam. However, an L5 pinched nerve didn’t explain the burning pain in my arms. So I questioned it. He said “easy peasy”. You have  Repetitive Stress Injury in your arms. He also told me I was weaker than his 90 year old patients. He was SO wrong! His solution was physical therapy twice a week for six weeks.
Since I was finishing up on physical therapy for my knee I went to the physical therapist with the new prescription and asked him to evaluate me. He definitely didn’t agree with the repetitive stress injury diagnosis and said maybe I had a pinched nerve but it didn’t seem like it. I agreed and then went back to my PCP to talk to her.
You have to be your own advocate. No one else will do it for you.