I was diagnosed with FM back in 1991 when it was pretty much a new thing. I was sent to a rumy (sp) and saw him once thats how I was diagnosed. Since then I have been able to work full time and keep it somewhat under control by taking immpremine and percocet. Just in the past few months my thumbs and forefingers on both hands are very sore as well as that side of my arm. My wrists don't want to bend like they did before and I can no longer use my hands to help myself stand. When I stand up I have to just stand there for a minute or so before I can get my legs to work, and if I am walking for a period of time, such as grocery shopping, I literally have to pick my right leg up to get in my car, to avoid the pain. My dr a wonderful man, retired a few months ago and I have seen three other doctors so far. You all know the routine so I won't go there. However this last dr, who I just might keep (HMO-limitations)had Lupus tests done...nothing found but atleast he was looking for something else because he said fibro is mostly in the large areas, the problem with my wrists sounded to him more like lupus than FM. What is causing me to have the new symptoms? Any help would be greatly appreciated.