It is important to get your anxiety under  control as anxiety can cause hypersensitive. Hypersensitivity is when your mind and body are more tuned into physical symptoms you are experiencing. Therefore you may find that your symptoms become worse. You may experience increased  pain, fatigue, tingling and any other symptoms you experience with fibromyalgia. Panic attacks that usually come hand in hand with anxiety may  also worsen your symptoms.                                                        

A doctor who I have recently seen said to me my anxiety could be causing my fibromyalgia symptoms to worsen.     Anxiety is something I am struggling with at the moment. I am currently having cognitive behavioural therapy and trying not to avoid social situations and other things that make me anxious.  I have learnt that if I have a set back then that’s ok. I just carry on continuing with what I have been doing to improve my anxiety so far.

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6 thoughts on “Anxiety and fibromyalgia

  1. Agreed, setbacks are not the end of the world. I know certain activities and situations are not beneficial to me so I TRY to avoid them. But when it’s not possible, I accept it and get it over with. LOL! My younger sis with Fibro (and Lupus) has a meltdown because certain things MIGHT happen and ends up locked in her home for a week. Haven’t been able to get her to see a specialist, but we haven’t given up.

    Continued success to you. 😉

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  2. Hello there and thank you for following my blog. I’m sorry to hear you have fibromyalgia and I do hope you may have seen my latest post where I share a Doctor’s new thoughts on this condition as well as pain in general and his views on how it may be treated for some people. I like to think the more knowledge and interventions we share, the better.
    I wish you all the best in your healing journey.
    Di 💐🌟

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