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Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby Jlc on August 21st, 2013, 8:49 pm

Hi everyone,


what's the difference between bfs, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia? Twitches?
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby Yuliasir on August 21st, 2013, 10:08 pm

Not being a specialist of course, I can say that those symdromes are common in the fact they lack any biochemical evidences of the external symptomes (no blood analysis can reveal till now any marker which could explain well enough our symptomes) as well as they lacking also any related results shown in the medical visualisaion procedures. The difference is that BFS mainly presents with twitches, Fybro with muscular and skeletal pains and fatigue syndrome is presented by extreme fatigue. At the same time all syndromes seem ot be coexistent and just mixed iin each person in a different extent. I have BFS (gradually wanished) and seemingly fybro symptomes (gradually increased, but it is common for sybro pains to become more prominent with the age), but I seldom felt extremem fatigue for example. Other people have other mixtures.
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby Arkansan on August 21st, 2013, 10:18 pm

I wonder if there isn't some connection between the lot. My mother and a handful of other relatives have fibro, but all have had periods that to me sound like BFS and sometimes my mother swears my BFS sounds like how her fibro presented.
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby Jlc on August 21st, 2013, 10:22 pm

Thank you very much. Great explanation. It seems that more research needs to be done on all 3 of these conditions. They do seem to be somewhat related.
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby MarioMangler on August 21st, 2013, 10:27 pm

There are a lot of people here (including me) who think they are the exact same thing, just at different intensities on the spectrum. In my opinion BFS is just the mildest form of fibro.
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1. No, that's not bulbar
2. No, the location doesn't matter
3. Yes, we have all had that symptom
4. No, you're not the exception
5. No, that's not ominous
6. No, you don't need an EMG
7. Yes, you will be fine
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby SecretAgentMan on August 22nd, 2013, 8:22 am

I believe that all three of them are autoimmune related but the neurological manifestation of the symptoms just stem into different directions. I believe when twitches are present you get placed into the category of BFS. When twitches are not present and pain and stiffness are the most prevalent symptoms fibro is the category you get placed in. Lastly, if you don't really have twitching or pain but you have lots of fatigue you get put into the third category of CFS. I believe that all three stem from the same sort of dysfunction though. Just my opinion based on my observations and my experience.
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Re: Bfs, cfs, fibromyalgia

Postby chrissi on August 22nd, 2013, 8:55 am

My doctor thinks they are basically different faces of the same issue.
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