There have been many connections between fibromyalgia and trauma in articles from around the world
The most recent studies suggest those with fibromyalgia have their bodies stuck on high alert
For example with flu you suffer pain all over as your body is trying to fight the infection
With fibromyalgia your body is in this state constantly and never lowers
Many say this can be triggered by a traumatic event
(a not so traumatic picture of me below to lighten up the mood)
I have lived with pain for years but it was never 24/7 until 2017 when I witnessed a horrific car accident
Since then my pain levels have increased to a point where a feel pain every second of every day
When I experience more stress or trauma I flare up too
There definitely is a connection though more research needs to be done into this link in order to find ways to treat fibromyalgia
Breathing techniques and meditation can help to calm you when you experience trauma
I have also found Cognitive Behavioural Therapy useful in helping me control my thoughts and emotions
5 thoughts on “Trauma and Fibromyalgia”
I too have developed Fibro after a very traumatic & stressful time in my life, I was not 100% healthy before but there is no doubt in my mind what made this horrible disease really set in! T.
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Yes I agree, I experienced long term trauma & stress in the years leading up to fibro. I also believe there is a connection between many illnesses including fibro and childhood trauma.
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I agree with physical/emotional trauma causing fibromyalgia. In 1985 I was in a head on collision and was out of work for 5 1/2 months. In 2902 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was also working as an L. P. N. at a nursing home and if always felt the pressure and stress of the job. I feel all of this contributed to my fibro.
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Thank you for sharing your story too. So sorry about that. I only witnessed a fatal car crash but I live with those memories every day now and I’ve never been the same since.
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2015 the year i was diagnosed. Anxiety and depression. I hated my life. But now I’ve learned to manage the pain and be happy