Multiple Sclerosis vs. Fibromyalgia: Differences in Signs and Symptoms

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2. What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is categorized as a chronic disease, but not as an autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis. This disease is accompanied by musculoskeletal pain that radiates throughout your whole body. What this disease does is intensify the way pain feels. How so, you may ask? It is believed that this disease affects the way your brain receives and processes pain signals.

For example, let’s say someone poked your leg and you are suffering from this disease. That poke may have you jump and whimper in pain while to the regular person, it would feel like nothing but what it was, a poke.

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