Hey Nightshifter -
The doctor you saw misinformed you - fibromyalgia does NOT cause an elevated CRP (this is the second time on this forum in the past week that a doc has said that!!) Fibro is commonly seen in patients with lupus - but it has no indication in blood work - it is Dxd by pressure point examination. An elevated CRP indicates inflammation SOMEWHERE in the body (doesnt indicate where unfortunately) and is seen in many conditions, and commonly in lupus - but not in fibro. Your Sx are those seen in lupus (and some ohter autoimmune diseases such as Sjogrens which causes dry eyes) particularly the fatigue and bilateral joint pain. By allergies, do you mean you get rashes? Sometimes rashes that are seen as allergic reactions are actually something else going on. In any case, these symptoms - combined with your family history - warrants investigation. I would absolutely go see someone else. Im not familiar with Michigan (Im a Boston Mass girl) but I CAN tell you that any university hospital is best as they are training residents and/or more familiar with autoimmune diseases than non-teaching hospitals.
Stick with this....feeling fatigued after a full nights sleep (no matter WHAT shift youre doing) is not normal, as isnt continual joint pain/dry eyes etc. Keep us posted OK? And welcome...you do not have to be Dxd to be welcome here, and the people here are THE most compassionate youll find on the web. So feel free to vent about your symptoms, etc - and look through the "sticky" notes about lupus at the top of the Lauris Lounge Forum.
Again - welcome
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7