I'm the owner of the blog Fibromyalgia Confessions. I decided to make this blog as a way to get information out to all of you. When it comes to living with Fibromyalgia knowledge is power. The more you learn about Fibromyalgia as an illness and about your own personal Fibromyalgia, the easier it will be for you to find a balance in your life. Once you find that balance it's amazing how much easier some things are. Fibromyalgia is painful and will always be hard to deal with but I think we should do all we can to make it as easy as it can be.
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1. Fibromyalgia as a hereditary disease/Fibromyalgia in children.
2. Things to help get out of the winter blues and into the swing of summer.
3. How to spot Fibromyalgia treatment/remedie scams vs. finding things you can do that could actually help with symptoms. (Non medicinal things.)
Currently the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. There are a few connections Doctors have made regarding the onset of Fibromyalgia. One of the most prominent ones is the connection with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s estimated that over 50% of people with Fibromyalgia had PTSD prior to the onset of Fibromyalgia. This suggests that there is a connection between trauma or severe stress and Fibromyalgia.
The PTSD varies from patient to patient. There are cases of abuse, war, and death. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is a reaction to a traumatic event. There have been studies that show evidence of PTSD actually changing the way the brain functions. The thought is that these changes in the brain could cause Fibromyalgia, as Fibro is thought to be caused by a brain function issue.
It’s proven that treating the PTSD can help lessen the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. PTSD, like Fibro, is incurable and simply must be treated indefinitely. It’s thought to be helpful to see a counselor or psychiatrist and to be put on some sort of anti-depressant or anti-psychotic.
All of this is also more of a reason to keep your life at a low stress level. The more emotional strain you’re under, the worse your Fibro will be. Ever notice that when you get really upset a flare-up often follows? This is something that is common in a large number of Fibromyalgia patients. So, do your best to stay calm, learn to relax, don’t worry so much, and de-stress often.