Multiple Sclerosis vs. Fibromyalgia: Differences in Signs and Symptoms

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Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia are both chronic diseases that you can suffer from that involve your nervous system. While these diseases can be similar in symptoms, they also have their distinct differences.

1. What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis is categorized as an autoimmune disease that destroys and tears apart the surrounding nerves protective coating. This disease, which also goes by the shorter title, “ms”, thinks that the nerves surrounding protective coating is foreign and therefore attacks it and tries to eliminate it. As multiple sclerosis progresses as a disease in your body, the nerves will eventually stop being able to work correctly and ms will attack the nerve itself, not just the surrounding protective coating. This will potentially leave you with a lack of feeling and sensation due to the nerve damage ms has caused.

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