Trauma and Fibromyalgia

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

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5 comments

  1. 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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  2. 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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