I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 17 yrs ago and have severe neck and joint,back pain. I currently take Norco for pain. I have so many of the symptoms of Lupus but why are doctors so afraid of diagnosing this. There isn’t really a direct blood test to check for Lupus but I have like 22 out of 25 symptoms of Lupus. Does anyone know of any specialist in California? They just diagnosed my 15 yr old granddaughter with fibro today and am still waiting on xray results. Same with my daughter. I certainly don’t want to pass without ever being diagnosed . I am 62 and also a kidney cancer patient. Lost 1 kidney and 6 yrs later 1/3 of my other kidney. I saw a Rhumatoid doc but when I ASK HER ABOUT lupus…SHE SAYS no…sHE IS NEW STRAIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL. Anybody have any suggestions?