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I have a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis for some 30 years and a fairly recent diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis of approximately 18 months ago. I read a scholarly article recently that there is a strong corrilation between psoriatic arthritis patients and fibromyalgia. Since I read it I have convinced myself I have fibro as it would explain so many things. I have a serious problem with jerks and spasms in my body as such that it is starting to affect my sleep and day to day things like driving. I have been finding that I cannot sleep for long periods at night and sleep is often interupted. During the day I have a all consuming fatigue whereby I have to sleep 4-5 hours a day. On waking I am weak and still tired. I have dry eyes and a dry nose and I have developed sores in my mouth. I developed a unique "weird" pain that runs across my shoulders and down the arm and nothing I do will make it go away. One of the most worrying things is I cant remember stuff, I forget events that happened only a few hours ago and further back. It happens all the time and I am getting good at losing stuff like bank cards because of this.
I have acute depression off and on, I have had this for many years and I always assumed this was connected to my anky spond. Now I am wondering if I have had fibro for a long time but it has never been diagnosed. Can anyone tell me how fibro is diagnosed, is there a blood test or is it something more complicated?
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