YES! I was told I have GAD and have had it for several years now. I was just told last month that I have Fibro what I believe Ive had it for awhile now. Im at a loss because I dont know what is causing what! The Anxiety causing the Fibro or the Fibro causing the anxiety . All I know is Im a MESS!
I think we all have those feelings, not sure about the unwanted ones (what you ment). Depression--yes,anxiety--yes,tired of the pains--yes. That's why we meet here to get though all of the uncertionly. Because we can all understand these feelings we share how we ride the tide through them. So my fellow fibro fighter you are not alone. Keep posting and find the strength to ride the tide through .
Depression, anxiety, anger, you name it. Yesteday I went driving around Hendeson where we're going to be moving. I grew up there, all these memories came rushing back, memories I'd just as soon forget, or at least not think about, by the time I got home, not only did I need a pain pill which is normal for me, but I needed a nerve pill.
Of course sometimes things seem just the same and when I go to bed I feel my heart start to racing, No known reason, just does, and I need a nerve pill.
I have decided that my body just does weird stuff, some of it related to the fibro, some of...who knows
My depression, stress, anxiety, and panic attacks came before my physical symptoms.
Physical symptoms were/are so bad that I was sure I had ms, lupus, brain tumor, pd, etc.
Took me 10 yrs. of testing-mri's, cat scans, blood tests, emg's, stress test, etc. to realize that the cause of all my physical symptoms is due to stress, depression, anxiety.
I was never in a car accident, didn't have a "serious" medical problem that would cause muscle-joint pain....I just couldn't believe that "serious" stress....issues that don't get resolved building up in relationship......depression....anxiety. ...could lead to such devastating physical problems.
For me anyways:
Unresolved issues = stress = depression = anxiety = panic attacks =
I just pray that I haven't ruined my body for good. I hope when I heal my inside....take care of me.....the symptoms will go away......but, honestly....I think that the stress (serious stress issues) put my body to the test and the damage done to the inside of my body (muscles, joints, tmj) is there for good.
If I would of known what "serious" stress issues could do to a body physically......well, I would of done a lot of things differently 10 yrs ago.
*This is my experience and what happened to me only*
I agree with luv2read. I think the way i was stressed out and running around always in a hurry, full of fear definitely was the trigger for my fms. No proof ofcourse, but my body and mind came to a complete halt at onset of fms and everything imploded. I had the worst depression and anxiety ever and i was all ready on meds for that. I am thankfully settled down now. I hope it lasts.