The pain is back though not as intense as it was, but definite aching and burning. Like I said, it's not near as bad and I can deal with this. Saw the rheumy today. He said he can tell me what it's not. It's not lupus and it's not rheumatoid arthritis. He had done the bloodwork to check for the genetic marker for Ankylosing Spondylitis at my first appointment with him and when he didn't say anything about it, I figured it wasn't there. After talking with him again today, he wanted to run that test and I told him he already had. Turns out the sample they drew wasn't any good and they never got the results. So, they ran that again today. He said I have fibromyalgia and that could also be causing the cognitive issues. While I think it's possible that I have fibromyalgia in addition to whatever else is going on, I don't for one second think that's all it is. I have too many symptoms that don't fit. I don't think he's thinking that's all I have, either. I'm trying to remember how he put it. Something along the lines of 'you have fibromyalgia going on with all of this'. So, it's still up in the air. He did give me an rx for Lyrica and I'll see how that works. I go back in 6 weeks. I have the EMG with the neuro on the 25th.