My symtpoms really seem to cross between fibro and chronic fatigue syndrome. Is it possible to have both? I have terrible postexertional intolerance that makes me feel like I have the flu. Even after an hour at the store today.
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Fatigue is probably the second biggest symptom of fibromyalgia after pain. My doctor told me they are the same except they diagnose people with fibro if they have certain pressure point pain: neck, chest, shoulers(mid-back), elbow, lower back, hips, knees.
I think the magic link is to get easy and slow exercise (even just 5 minutes 3x a day). Which I think is impossible for most of us. I have become so in tune with my body that if I start hurting or am overly tired I stop! If I don't I pay for it. If I can't stop I brace myself for more problems the next day and try and clear my schedule.
I wish you luck! Fibro Sucks!! But we can through it together!!
The chronic fatigue is the hardest part of fibro. I have pretty much have the pain under control but the fatigue gets to me. I am taking Nuvigil and it does help some.
It is possible to have both fibro and CFS as I have had fibro for a few years now and was diagnosed with CFS a free months ago, I'll tell you fro!m experience that the two of them together are no fun at all. Hope I've answered your question well enough for you, not feeling so great
I have always been led to believe that they are more or less the same thing or caused by the same disease but the dominating symptom of cfs is chronic fatigue and the dominatng symptom of fibromyalgia is the pain. I am sure you can have both as I was initially diagnosed with cfs when I had chronic fatigue amongst other symptoms ( i also had pain but not as severe as now) but then as the years passed the pain became just as big of a problem for me if not worse and that's when they told me I had fibromyalgia