By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) produce so many symptoms that diagnosing them can be difficult for uninformed doctors. While we know that small fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) (or small fiber neuropathy (SFN) commonly occurs in both these diseases, what I didn’t realize until I read the two articles below was that some researchers believe that SFPN by itself could conceivably produce all the symptoms associated with ME/CFS and FM. That’s a new conception of SFPN which is not embraced by most neurologists.
It brought up the question, though: if you have ME/CFS or FM and SFPN – might you really have SFPN?
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