I often think those of us with fibro live a life close to PTSD except it's not Post Traumatic, it's PRESENT Traumatic. I experience fibro as torture as it's ever present, keeps its own schedule and leaves a perfectly normal person begging for mercy. I find myself not venturing too far away from my home to go run errands or shop as I don't want to be away from my home where I have everything I need to manage the crazed gremlins that run riot in my body each day.
Anxiety is part of the fibro package. It really is you versus your brain and reminding yourself you are safe.
Hugs, you'r not crazy and not alone.
We understand, but others don't. Healthy people don't, but would we want them too? (I have to keep asking myself that) lol. Mind/Body modalities are good, along with natural stress supplements. If it's really bad, talk to your doctor. Chronic Pain is a high-stress situation and you must protect your "brain" or stress. If it causes digestive issues, then that is the origin of most immune disorders. A lot is being learned and it's amazing.
How can anyone with Chronic Pain NOT have anxiety? 😉 Not only is there pain 24/7, but think of the lifestyle change, the losses we have. Ways to take care of the anxiety can be alternative or conventional. Never think you are abnormal.
I don't have fibro,but I have severe anxiety disorder which causes me a great amount of pain and angst. I can barely eat because the anxiety causes my stomach to knot up , is painful and at times I get very nauseous. I am very thin because it is so difficult to eat. I am sorry you are having pain too. I pray and that helps. Have you found anything to help your anxiety and pain?
I live with chronic anxiety. It causes me abdominal pain and nausea. People tell me to relax and not worry. Does anyone understand that if I could stop the anxiety , I certainly wood. I employ coping techniques , but they don't always help . I have medication, but I am trying to retrain my faulty thinking, rather than relying on medication . It is a daily battle. So, all of you with chronic pain, give yourself some compassion. Be a good friend to yourself. Prayers and healing to everyone.
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