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About 30% of lupus patients will also have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed through symptoms but also through certain pressure points that people with fibro have. These are found in specific places on the body. There are 18 points (if I remember correctly) and in order to have a diagnosis, 11 need to be tender (I think by tender, they mean very painful). It is also quite difficult to diagnose properly and can occasionally be a wrong diagnosis used by doctors when they can't find the real reason for certain symptoms.

Here's some info on screening and diagnosis

I too have very sore skin and muscles. I don't know if it's down to lupus or myositis in my case but I don't have fibro.

hope that helps a little,
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