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A 49-year-old female asked:

Is there a big difference between ms and fibromyalgia? i have been diagnosed with.fma but wonder about ms .

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Major difference: Ms is a neurologic disorder while fm is basically one or pain and fatigue with a normal neurologic exam. The MRI in fm is normal.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Completely different: Only similarity is that both disorders can be associated with fatigue MS affects brain, spinal cord, optic nerves, and fibromyalgia does none of this. Not sure why you are concerned about your diagnosis, and maybe best to have comprehensive visit with your doctor.

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