Lissaj, It's nice to meet you & welcome to the forum. There is actually a big difference between Fibro & CFS. While they have many of the same symptoms, they have many that are different. Fibro is an illness with the main symptom being pain with a componant of fatigue. CFS is an illness of overwhelming fatigue with a componanat of pain. I would suggest you look up both on the internet & educate yourself before you go see your Rhuemy. Knowledge is power & you will feel more sure of yourself if you are armed with this knowledge. It can be very confusing at first, I know, it took me awhile to separate out my different symptoms for each illness. I hope it doesn't take you as long as it took me. LOL
Many hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips
I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
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