When you have fibromyalgia, it's fairly common for new symptoms to crop up and convince you that something else is wrong. Sometimes it's "just fibro," but other times, it really is something else.
One of the diseases I've suspected at times is multiple sclerosis. It's hard not to -- our symptom lists are nearly identical, both conditions are highly variable and hard to diagnose, and both can have flares and remissions.
My About.com colleague Julie Stachowiak, Guide to Multiple Sclerosis, recently posted a great answer to the question: Can people have fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis at the same time? While the short answer is "yes," there's a lot more to say on the subject. Read Julie's interesting and thorough article here:
Have you ever suspected multiple sclerosis? What symptoms had you wondering? Have you been tested for it? Leave your comments below!
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