could parathesia caused by fibromyalgia be mistaken for diabetic neuropathy?

I have a friend that seems to think that she has diabetic neuropathy however her symptoms don't seem to really follow the paths of diabetic neuropathy. She does also have fibromyalgia and I understand that one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia is the pain and tingling in the hands. Since that is her primary site I am wondering if the pain is actually part of her fibromyalgia.

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  • whozethere March 28, 2009, 11:38 pm

    More than likely it the fibromalgia . . . diabetic neuropathy is more severe. I have had fibromalgia pain and I have had diabetic neuropathy symptoms induced by Topamax. There is a difference inseverity and the number of different sensations in the extremities. Diabetic Neuropathy is unrelenting and has more senations making it difficult to ignore. Needless to say, I stopped the Topamax.