Hi..don't know what came first, the anxiety or the fibro. I have a hard time distinguishing what symptom is from which disorder. Today the dry mouth is terrible...don't know if its anxiety (had a stressful week-end), fibro, the meds or a combo of them all. For me, the anxiety makes the fibro pain worse. It's been a long, hard winter here in Central NY and the snow and ice keep coming so I can't get out much to distract myself.
As if fibro isn't bad enough...well you know what I mean!
Hi there Corrie!!
I have both problems and I must agree that if I'm in the least bit anxious the pain and sleep issues start to kick in and the next thing I know its Flare O'clock!! My worst panic attack happened about 2 1/2 months ago. I wound up in the hospital because my BP skyrocketed and I was mimicing a heart attack. Somehow I knew I wasn't having a heart attack but we went to the ER anyway. After that panic attack I was in a full blown, horrible, flare for about 2 months. (the past couple of weeks have been pretty good... looking for wood to knock on) I try my hardest to keep calm about things but sometimes I get a little panicy for no reason at all. However sometimes, when I feel a flare coming on, it makes me very anxious. So I guess its a chicken and egg theory.
Hope that helps and you're ok.