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what is the difference between cfs cps

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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: Symptoms can be similar, but nerve damage and plaques do not occur in the periphery or brain. No structural abnormalities have been found in patients ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
YES: Although two distinctly different entities with very different causes, both may cause fatigue, but the problems with ms fatigue seem very different, a ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
67 years experience Endocrinology
Does CFS exist: Once you convert IgM to igg antibodies, you have theoretically "cleared" the infection. Therefore the idea that you get a chronic syndrome is at quest ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Nothing alike: Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions. I ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Response to rest: Folks with chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) and fibromyalgia (fm) have a lot of overlapping symptoms. The principal difference is that in cfs activity ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Main symptom: Although they have lots of common symptoms, but main symptom in fibromyalgia is the widespread pain while in chronic fatigue syndrome, main concern is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
FM vs. CFS: Fm is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
Shoulder & hip pain: Polymyalgia rheumatica is characterized by hip and shoulder pain/stiffness associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood (sedimentation rate ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: If by 'cfs' you mean chronic fatigue syndrome then it depends on how motivated you are to be 'cured'. You have to eat right, drink plenty of water; a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
2 treatments: 2 treatments have been shown to help pts with cfs- modest exercise programs - increase as best as possible but attempt to be consistent- and psychothe ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
35 years experience Rheumatology
Relaxation technique: Try meditation, deep breathing, visualization, massage and acupuncture. All can help reduce your symptoms of fatigue and pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
CFS onset: Cfs affects more women than men (or may be under reported in men), and is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. Symptoms can begin in people youn ... Read More

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