Thursday, May 17, 2012

Is FM and ME/CFS barking up the same tree?

There are many overlapping symptoms between fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), but that is where the similarities end. The diagnostic criteria between the two are very different, as discussed in our book, Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain.

There is no cookie cutter answer. For instance there is thought to be a disruption in the HPA axis in both disorders, however, how the HPA axis behaves is different between FM and CFS/ME. Some of the earlier research was tainted in my opinion because of the word "fatigue,” which seriously skews the study results and leads everyone on a goose chase.   Read on at

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