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Old 07-27-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: Is anyone familiar with Polymyositis?

Hi AirForceMom,

You probably know from your reading that PM is an autoimmune disease. There are very specific tests, blood & muscle biopsies, to confirm the dx. Quite different from fibro in that respect. The dx of fibro is given after other likely causes are ruled out. At the very least, there should be a few blood tests done to rule out other causes. I am highly suspicious of any new doc who figures out complex things in 30 min.

So, if you are concerned about it, ask your doc for a referral to a rheumie.

Best wishes.