A 27-year-old member asked:
What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?
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Rheumatology 19 years experience
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Rheumatology 55 years experience
Big differences: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a systemic inflammatory disease with association of inflammation in muscle, joints, and even blood vessels in some people. Chronic fatigue is not inflammatory and the exact mechanism is not clear but in some settings may be related to an earlier infections especially viral but sometime it is psychological.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What are the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that people have?
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Rheumatology 33 years experience
FATIGUE # 1: Not to sound condescending but disabling fatigue certainly is the main symptom. Low grade fevers, muscle and joint pain are also extremely common. Some patients will descibe sore throats and possibly swollen lymph nodes. Flu like complaints are also common.
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Last updated Jan 17, 2021
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