@oregongirl, You could always call the doc’s office and ask how they know you don’t have fibromyalgia. There’s not a test, except one that I just learned is kind of questionable.
Is it the same pain as your RA pain? I just posted a new discussion last night about how Celebrex, which I just started 5 days ago, has remarkable effects on my fibro pain, including headache.
Also, @sandytoes14, and @parus, in that post I mentioned a company that is setting up for phase III trials for a combo of Celebrex and Famvir, using the theory (strongly supported, if I read this accurately) that the cold sore virus HSV-1 may well be responsible for all the disparate symptoms and ailments in this syndrome, including the wretched fibro fog.
I recommend anyone who is interested watch the short video on the top of their home page on “the science behind…” for explanation of how that may work:
I give a little more detail in that post, and there are contributions for other write-ups on the science, including an NIH synopsis of that study.