I know what you are probably thinking after reading the title of this article. Well of course that stress reduction can help when dealing with fibromyalgia, it helps in general if you can reduce your stress levels to a minimum. With that in mind, recent research has shown that stress could play a major role in deepening flare-ups in patients affected with fibromyalgia.
Stress reduction can help people affected with fibromyalgia
People who are suffering from fibromyalgia will know how a flare-up usually starts. You start feeling pain in your tender points, and then the panic starts setting in. That’s where stress kicks in and takes the fibromyalgia flare-up into overdrive. Recent tests have shown that fibromyalgia patients who kept their emotions in check during an attack experianced a much smaller fibromyalgia episode.
Researches are therefore suggesting that people who are affected with fibromyalgia should try to keep their emotions in check, and their stress levels down in lights of an fibromyalgia attack which should help keep the symptoms to a minimum. I know it’s not easy, but since we don’t really have a cure for fibromyalgia, every little can help in dealing with the symptoms. Try it, meditate, perform mindfulness exercises, listen to relaxation tapes and see how your next fibromyalgia attack will go. Who know, maybe it won’t be that bad.