Difference between Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis?

The Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis(MS) are the two different conditions. Both have potentially debilitating disorders that can lead to chronic pain. These both conditions require a variety of medical tests for the diagnosis.

What is Fibromyalgia?

It is characterized by muscle pain, profound fatigue, difficulty in sleeping, and the stiffness.  It’s a type of disorder that causes widespread, chronic pain in the body. However, the medical researchers and the doctors do not understand the exact causes of the Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia also increases the possibility of hearing loss.

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Symptoms of the Fibromyalgia

There are some selected symptoms of the Fibromyalgia such as –

  • Morning Stiffness and Aches
  • Sleep Issues and fatigue
  • Tender or Trigger Points
  • Urinary Problems like pain or frequency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Memory Problem and Concentration Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling in Hands, Legs, Arms, And Feet
  • Rash or Red Skin Particularly on the Face

What is Multiple Sclerosis(MS)?

It is classified as the wide range of symptoms as muscles weakness, the vision problems, the poor bladder control, and the muscles painful spasms. Especially, It tends to affect women more as compared to men. It is the neurological condition that affects the protective coating name as myelin which surrounds the nerves.

Symptoms of  Multiple Sclerosis

Few selected symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis such as –

  • Weakness
  • Difficulty in Walking
  • Bladder Issues
  • Bowel Issues
  • Balance Issues and Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sensory Impairment such as Numbness and Tingling
  • Slurred Speech
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Pain

The Difference Between the Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis

These are the potentially debilitating diseases which can lead to chronic pain. In the case of Multiple Sclerosis, it has a variety of symptoms including the visual problems, bladder control issues, weakness of the muscles, and the painful muscle spasms.

There are some similarities which are found in the few symptoms. However, both diseases are more common in women as compared to men. However, the Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis also shares a few similar symptoms.

It is estimated that approximately five million people in America have Fibromyalgia. Most of the patients complain of muscles pain and tenderness. Generally, this pain is found in the areas of the neck, shoulders, back, and the hips.

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