All these symptoms lead to avoiding situations especially social situations that you don’t feel comfortable with. By setting unrealistic goals that you know you can’t achieve, takes the pressure off and reduces the onset of the above symptoms. Further behavioural effects include: Repetitive compulsive behaviour, e.g. Excessive checking, continual seeking of reassurance.
If you think you or a family member are suffering from Anxiety and/ or depression please seek medical advice from your doctor and you can self-refer to local counselling services to gain professional help and support.
Walking through the doors of a support group is beyond challenging. However, for those of you who have found the courage to attend it has been a lifeline of friendship, knowledge, coping skills and camaraderie.
You are on the fibro stress – pain cycle and each symptom is affecting and overlapping the rest of the symptoms. We need to break the cycle. It’s not going to be easy and it’s a long-term solution that changes your lifestyle, but you can do it!