Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tenderness in the muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and mood disturbances like anxiety and depression. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it is thought to be related to a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors.
That’s the question two researchers tried to answer, and they are arguing they are distinct. Is chronic fatigue syndrome the same illness as fibromyalgia: Evaluating the ‘single syndrome’ hypothesis is the recent work of Bhavna Abbi and Benjamin H Natelson in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine. Their abstract goes as follows: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and […]