Is it Fibro or CFS?

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  1. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    I appreciate these astute clinical observations, but, after suffering 27 years, I have my own theory: These are really one and the same condition. The type of doctor seen usually dictates the term assigned. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by Mayo Clinic. It’s true that sleep was impossible at first. That was because the pain was unbearable and constantly bled through the sleep state. Ten years into the condition, I discovered I had gluten-intolerance (gene tested). Within 3 days of being off gluten (& dairy), every single pain vanished! I went out dancing for the first time in 10 years. The fatigue and brain fog remained, however, varying from a 3-7 out of 10 over the years (if 10 is prior to Fibro … The first few years I was at a 1, unable to walk 5 feet.). I still occasionally have swollen neck glands, but, unless I accidentally ingest wheat, barley or rye, I am completely pain-free. My personal view is that Fibro is, in brief, debilitating CFS with the addition of some type of food intolerance that triggers incessant, widespread agony.

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