Friday, February 12, 2016

Stress and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Do you have fibromyalgia? If so, you are probably tired. Very tired. You may even be exhausted. 

And stress! Why would you not be stressed when one thing after another seems to be diagnosed as wrong with your body.

Here is a chart I created showing symptoms in common between fibromyalgia, stress, and fatigue (exhaustion):


Stress and fatigue are symptoms of fibromyalgia, but you can see that they each have symptoms that are listed separately as fibro symptoms. Anxiety and fatigue also share many symptoms. 

If we could reduce our stress levels, would it also reduce our fibromyalgia symptoms? I found multiple websites that say "yes."

If we could reduce our stress levels, would it also reduce fatigue? Again, the answer I found is "yes."

Next Friday: Ways to Reduce Stress