The Difference Between Chronic Pain Syndrome (Cps) And Fibromyalgia

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Asked by Rosedarling

The Difference Between Chronic Pain Syndrome (Cps) And Fibromyalgia

I am wondering if and what is the difference between the two of them. I was reading up on both and found that they are talked about like two different things. It said that if you have CPS you are at a higher risk for Fibro. My hope is to try to figure this out or any other pain disorders that can look a lot like fibro.

But CPS I know nothing about and would like to learn more.

Answer

CRPS and FM have some real similarities and I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't end up being closely related to each other. CRPS, however, however tends to affect one's arm or one's foot in a very dramatic manner; there's often localized swelling and changes in skin color or texture accompanied by intense pain. The problem appears to lie in sympathetic nervous system dysfunction which also plays a role in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases like this. The difference is that CRPS tends to be more localized and obvious while the problems in fibromyalgia and CFS appear to be more generalized (ie body-wide) and less physically obvious.

http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/somatization-and-other-pain-disorders-8704-108.html