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Living with CFS or fibromyalgia is often complicated by the presence of additional medical problems. Many people with CFS also have FM, and vice versa. Also, there are other conditions that are often found together with CFS and FM. (See list below.) 

In addition, people with CFS and FM experience medical conditions common to aging, such as arthritis, back problems, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.


You may be able to reduce your overall symptom level by treating these other conditions.

Overlapping and Related Conditions 
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Depression
  • Food and digestive issues: Candida (yeast infection), Celiac disease, lactose intolerance
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS)
  • Orthostatic problems such as neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Prostatitis
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Thyroid problems


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