What is the difference...?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by rattgal, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. rattgal

    rattgal New Member

    I have seen reference on this site about CFS, CFIDS, FM(S), MDS- This has me a little confused. Are they all the same thing, or completely different, or variations of one disease. Can someone try to put it in a nutshell for me, if possible?
  2. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    CFS is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; CFIDS is Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome; FMS is Fibromyalgia Syndrome; MDS is Myelodysplastic Syndrome. CFS and CFIDS are basically the same. If you do a search on "Abbreviations" you'll find a long list of many abbreviations used here.

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