Wow, thank you, I feel so uneducated about this, Vastly different in the long run.
(Although both seem to fit my symptoms)
(I had to look up some terms...lol)
I agree there needs to be lots of research!
Could have saved me from carpal tunnel surgery, 12 yrs ago, which didn't work anyway.
But, originally my symptoms were different 30 yrs ago, compaired to now, as if it evolved...
Example: in the beginning my sensitivity, I noticed I kept the radio off in the car. But I still listened to music & also played guitar &sang. I could still read for pleasure, but still had brain fog & confusion. I wore sunglasses.(Not meaning to understate, I was very sick for a few months, bedridden, slowly functioning later).
Now, I rarely listen to music & cannot read for enjoyment. I haven't played or sang in a few years. Light inside bothers me now. I rarely go out, but daylight makes me feel like a vampire. Not to mention allergies, which are horrible.
I can get worn out just taking a shower now.
My symptoms are not changeable in a day, but I always had problems overdoing physically. Because at first I was like everyone else, I pushed myself & tried to overcome it. But I realized quickly it made me sicker. I learned to pace myself & focus on what I could do.
Every relapse was a bit different, with new symptoms, I use to go to the Dr. constantly, trying to understand & figure out how to get healthy, Now I only go when I have to. They can't help me, as my nurse practitioner said "You probably know more about it than I do."
They ignore or disagree with my ideas for treatment. They only want to give me antidepressants... (Which I refuse to take)
The only meds I get that actually help, are Lyrica & Flexeril. I would prefer not to take them, but am glad for something that helps with pain.
And Yes I would like some cheese to go with my whine.
(Sorry to go left field from original topic)
Ty for the info.