Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

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Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby sammi » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:39 pm

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i was just wondering how many of you think its all the same thing :? :? Im a bit confused as i have been dx with fms but the fatigue sometimes is horrendous i also feel sore throaty and headachey most days.

Has anyone been dx with all of these things at the same time???? thanks Sammi :grouphug:
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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby amelia » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:09 am

hello :hugs: yes i have severe cfs with sore throats and headaches - doc told me they go together its an effort for me to do anything..... i also get dry or sticky eyes but dont konw if thats cfs or fms??

my ibs flares from time to time too and that just finishes me off....

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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby *Lisa* » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:22 am

Hi

have a look here..

http://www.fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/fi ... a_cfs.html

ME/CFS/FM are all linked...

FM being more chronic pain so the symptoms most hightened is pain...

ME being more fatigue and CFS linked being both :crazy:

I have been diagnosed with CFS as i have bad bouts of exhaustion where i cannot talk and my gland are up and i suffer with alot of pins&needles :dunno:

So even tho my symptoms is mainly pain (FM) because have bouts of exhaustion (CFS) im linked with boh :roll:
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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby amelia » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:59 pm

thanks lisa...

its amazing how the human body copes and survives when it takes such a battering all the time every day!! :crazy:

getting a lot of info is helping me try to get my head round it all....

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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby princess » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:52 pm

I have ME and fibro - but as i have had them both for about 14 years now its hard to distinguise one from the other.
But i would say the sore throats and the exhaustion is more my ME
The pain and the mind stupidness is my fibro.
But there are lots of other things that are in both criteria!!!!
Each one is as bad as the other i think!
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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby amelia » Thu May 07, 2009 11:45 am

i don't know what i hate the most the fatigue with headaches and swollen glands or the agonising pain in my body...umm what a choice... :dunno: and i cant even choose which one they seem to like to work well together making my life a misery.......

but i know im not alone and sorry bout the winging..feels good to winge tho... :banghead:
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Re: Is fms and cfs/me the same thing ????

Postby princess » Thu May 07, 2009 7:40 pm

Exactly they both are in each others criteria - a nightmare but we have to live with it till it burns itself out (hahaha some hope) or they find a cure (well we can hope for that eh)
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