I'm not sure I know the exact difference, but with fibro, there are the tender points that docs use to help diagnose it. Also pain seems to be more of an issue with fibro, whereas with CFS it is the debilitating fatigue. A lot of people with CFS also run low grade temps and have swollen glands and I don't think those things happen as much with fibro. Some people will say they are the same thing, but from what I know and what I have read and what I have experienced, they are two different conditions that share some symptoms. I hope this helps some.
Fibro is different, i get fevers of 102 about 2 times a week flu like symptoms
But with CFS im tired and ache all over I just want sleep,
I also have
arthritis..lucky me.. i
have all 3...lol... and with muscle aches and joint aches it no win situation...
Im currently taking, lyrica, tramadol, davorcet, trazdone< i dont take it causes me
have nightmares<, Im also taking a adderall I think is what it is.. it helps me to
stay awake in the day. I have lost a lot of weight with these disease's(sp)
I also am taking tylenol3 and a muscle relaxer tizanidine , and carisprodol "
soma" then for arthritis im taking presinone, cortizones anti imflammations pills
but i still dont feel. They just give you pill after pill... it seems.Most time I dont
take any thing. Because they make me sick to my stomach.