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How is chronic fatigue syndrome related to fibromyalgia?

Despite a lack of consensus, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia do share many of the same symptoms, including overwhelming fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood disorders and headaches. But some experts believe they are separate conditions and that the one symptom that may distinguish fibromyalgia from CFS is pain. Even more confusing, some findings suggest that people with fibromyalgia also develop CFS. Fortunately, many of the treatments for fibromyalgia fatigue also help reduce fatigue from CFS.

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