The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Difference between ME and Fibromyalgia

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by filfla4, May 16, 2013.

  1. filfla4

    filfla4 Senior Member

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    Can anyone refer me to some reliable information on the medical difference between ME and Fibromyalgia? I know the obvious....can be co-morbid; etc etc however I need something which is quotable and will be used by my local media.
     
  2. Valentijn

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    According to the Canadian Consensus Criteria (published as "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols"):

     
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    Kathy and Alan Light found gene expression differences between FM patients who do not meet criteria for ME/CFS, and ME patients:

    and patients with ME/CFS (patients meeting both Canadian and Fukuda criteria):

    They go on to explain that this is a bigger sample, includes people who are less ill, and allows more medications. All of those things could contribute to fewer findings in this study compared to the earlier study.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3175315/

    A.R. Light, L. Bateman, D. Jo, R. W. Hughen, T.A. VanHaitsma, A.T. White, and K.C. Light. Gene expression alterations at baseline and following moderate exercise in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia Syndrome. J Intern Med. 2012 January; 271(1): 64–81. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02405.x
     
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