Post Edited (AustenFan) : 3/23/2009 6:24:43 PM (GMT-6)
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
So sorry you're having a hard time. I think one of the reasons fibro brings on these over-reactions is because we're so tired, full of fog and in pain. I think part of the theory of our brains being hyper-sensitive has a lot to do with this issues. I get worked up over what other people would thing is nothing. I also think that fibromites have a hard time dealing with stress (I know I do) and that's why you see anxiety as one of the main symptoms.
As for relaxation, have you ever tried yoga? How about a passive hobby?? Massage?? Breathing exercises?? Long baths?? Are you taking Xanax, lots of fibromites take it for anxeity.. if not, maybe you should discuss it with your doctor.
I hope you find some peace and relief SOON.
Take care & warm hugs,
I think I have always had a sensitive/or heightened nervous system and now that I have fibro it is even worse. Lots of sound and stimulation will get to me fast. I have to take rest periods not only for my body but my mind also. I have to close my eyes and rest, either on my couch or bed a couple times a day. When I don't get those rest periods because of a hectic day or something, I go on overload and start to get crabby. I am not a crabby person by nature, but the fibro sure can test my patience!