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What is the main difference between chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia?

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 more

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They ...Read more


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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue?

Little.: While cfs is dominated by fatigue, there are more trigger ppoints than normal, although slightly less than fms. Conversely, pain at trigger points dominates fms, but most patients have significant fatigue, but not as their dominant complaint. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Glandular function: An adrenal fatigue phenomenon, if one speculated & conferred it authenticity, would suppose ennui due to hormone deficits. Fatigue associated w. fibromyalgia seems to result from non- restorative sleep; probably secondary to arousal by pain evoked by sleep surface forces conjoined w. effects of gravity on body mass; causing mechanical forces to be focused on pain-generating spastic soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

Very Similar: Both are problems with the central processing of pain. Fms seems to be a problem with the body's inability to ignore normal degrees of pain and discomfort with normal daily activities.Cps develops when the brain rewires itself to having pain sensations even in the absence of pain signals coming into it. Cps develops with constant incoming pain. Fms probably has multiple associate factors involved. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?

What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?

Shoulder & hip pain: Polymyalgia rheumatica is characterized by hip and shoulder pain/stiffness associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood (sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein). It only occurs in people 50 and older and resolves with steroid treatment within a day or 2. Fibromyalgia is all-over pain that can occur at any age and is not inflammatory. It does not respond to steroids. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

What the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus? Which is worse?

They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and ALS?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and ALS?

Nite and day: No similarities, as ALS causes muscle twitching, atrophy, and weakness, with eventual breathing and swallowing issues, and death. Fibromyalgia causes diffuse body pain, tenderness, trigger points, sleep disruption, fatigue, stiffness, and cognitive fogging, but does NOT kill anyone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and CRPS?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and CRPS?

Distribution: Fibromyalgia pain occurs in several symmetric body regions concurrently; raising speculation that cause is disordered brain pain signal processing. Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, is long-term pain in a single asymmetric body part speculated to result from tissue trauma leading to peripheral neuropathy accompanied by autono ...Read more

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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Not the same.: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is one of hundreds of causes of chronic pain. Crps has pain as the main symptom. However, there are many physical symptoms that help make that diagnosis. Chronic pain syndrome is generally used to describe physical and psychological changes due to chronic pain, which may can be pain from any number of causes, either known or unknown causes of pain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What is the difference in the diagnosis between adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

What is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

They are the same.: Neuralgia, means “sick nerves”. Causagia is an old medical description for burning pain from nerve damage. Both refer to symptoms secondary to damaged nerves. ...Read more

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What are the symptom difference between fibromyalgia or ms?

What are the symptom difference between fibromyalgia or ms?

Many: The symptoms of ms and fibromyalgia are usually quite different. Ms symptoms include eye inflammation, limb weakness and spasticity, various types of nerve pain, walking problems and problems with the bowels and bladder among others. Fibromyalgia is more of widespread pain problem without neurological findings. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between neuropathy and crps? What differentiates each other?

What is the main difference between neuropathy and crps? What differentiates each other?

Neuropathy vs CRPS: Neuropathy involves nerve damage outside of the central nervous system(brain and spinal cord). Crps involves damage to the spinal cord. That is the short and easy difference. ...Read more

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What is the difference between primary and secondary raynaud's syndrome?

What is the difference between primary and secondary raynaud's syndrome?

Depends on the cause: When a patient has raynaud's phenomenon (vasospasm leading to poor circulation in the fingers and toes), his doctors will look for the common causes such as autoimmune disorders, drug side effects, hormonal imbalances, etc... If no medical condition is found that is causing the symptoms, then the disorder is called "primary". If a condition is found, then the disorder is "secondary". ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and scleroderma?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and scleroderma?

Huge difference: The difference is huge: scleroderma is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks itself & causes the skin to become hardened, decreasing the patient's mobility. It can be local or body-wide. Fibro is not considered autoimmune. In fact, there is no real agreement on what fibro actually is, though its hallmark is pain all over the body, often with severe fatigue. The 2 disorders can coexist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

What is the difference between myalgia and myositis?

Pain vs inflammation: Myalgia means pain in muscles. It may be anything from overuse or excess exercise to a viral infection. Myositis means inflammation in the muscles. This can potentially be a much more serious condition with long term health consequences. You need to be seen by a physician to determine which is present. Myositis is characterized by elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood due to the inflammation. ...Read more

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Which the difference between sjogrens syndrome and lupus which is worse?

They: Sjogren's is in some ways a milder disease but it can have significant organ involvement. Sjogrens's typically affects the moisture glands in your body causing dryness, whereas lupus does not. Sometimes they can coexist together. Lupus can have significant organ involement compared to sjogren's and often is worse than sjogrens in terms of organ involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous ...Read more