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Can you please tell me how lupus and fibromyalgia differ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Great differences!

Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease.
Fibromyalgia is a pain amplification disorder involving the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and certainly not autimmune. Treatments for these illnesses are completely different!

In brief: Great differences!

Sle is an autoimmune disease that can damage organs in the body when severe, although most patients have mild disease.
Fibromyalgia is a pain amplification disorder involving the brain and spinal cord. It is not inflammatory and certainly not autimmune. Treatments for these illnesses are completely different!
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