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What Is The Main Difference Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia
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 seems to worsen the symptoms while fm mostly improve with activity. Fm also responds to some medication while cfs rarely does. Your family doctor can make this distinction for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the extreme fatigue even with minimal activity. Some people may have both which makes the diagnosis and management harder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you list some key differences between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? I have most symptoms of both, so need some way of distinction.
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, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine for a minimum of three months. Cfs may be distinguished from fm on the basis of the presence of cognitive dysfunction, which is absent in fm. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia but i want to train to be a doctor?
Talk to your doctor : Avoid the use of narcotic analgesics. Consider an antidepressant such as Effexor (venlafaxine) or Cymbalta. Neurontin has helped in some cases. See a psychologist for therapy. Listen to relaxation CD's. Meditate, Swimming (shallow water), and Yoga may help. In severe cases, i have added a stimulant such as Ritalin or Adderall (last resort). Hope this helps. Best wishes! ...Read more
Separate: ? re: similarity chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) & fibromyalgia (FM). CFS is attendant with several different diseases & disorders. FM causes CFS; a sentinel symptom. Chronic fatigue is common consequence of common occurrence of non-restorative sleep, which might reflect chronic pain, chronic psychological stressors, noisy environments etc. Gov. agencies on quest for THE elusive virus; good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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