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Old 07-16-2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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Stress and Trauma

I think we all have stress and/or trauma in our lives and believe it adversely impacts Fibromyalgia. How, I don't know? Anyone have a theory on what stress/trauma specifically does to the body physically? I've done some reading, but I can never pin down the cause of damage done to people with Fibromyalgia. Is it physical and how?


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Old 07-16-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:46 AM   #3
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I'm glad you're on this message board, too. Like the thread above, you seem to hit the nail on the head. You're right--'fight or flight' is an everyday thing that can wreck the body.

I also have a theory: a person who has a great amount of stress over a long period time gets physically broken down due to the reasons you gave. The immune system is then compromised. I really believe if it's very severe for a very long time---Fibromyalgia can settle in.

Like you, I'm researching, but can pin down exact evidence of it, but I see the line of reasoning you're following. I'll pursue that lead. Thanks.


Old 07-17-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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Yes Julie is right I believe the same things as well. If I get a good scare with soemthing or get really angry and get that adrenaline rush, I am gauranteed a flare within the next week. - Andy

Old 07-19-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

I'm a firm believer in stress/trauma/anxiety creating problems in the body which cause Fibromyalgia. I believe that when someone internalizes their pain which can come from either issues....over a period of time, it begans breaking the body down from the inside. Women are especially guilty of this...since we are more emotional than men. (Nothing against you men) We do tend to hold things inside and not get over them for long periods of time which I believe tears the body down. The end result is Fibro or something worse.


Old 07-19-2004, 02:05 PM   #6
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I feel like I got hit by a double whammy: Lyme Disease and under extreme stress for a long time.



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