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.