Monday, February 27, 2012

Does depression make fibromyalgia and chronic immune dysfunction symptoms worse?

Dealing with inadequate pain control, medication trials, exhaustion, fatigue, health care providers, family, friends, coworkers, self-esteem, stress, and medical and legal red tape, can lead to depression or anxiety.

We know that central nervous system chemical messengers are hijacked somewhere along the body’s information highway. Because neurotransmitter regulation is imperative to homeostasis (well-being) in the body, feelings of despair can have an effect.

Excerpt, Chapter 5 The Power of Mind, Body, and Spirit©

Every day you should spend all your available energy pennies, but not one more. One extra penny of effort today will cost the FM, CFID, CMP person a dollar tomorrow. Not smart! Make daily deposits in your well-being bank.

If you are not consistent at assessing your abilities, you can easily bankrupt your account…you need to do a balancing act with your unconscious process of self-accommodation and deceit, the permission we give ourselves to loaf, stall, or non-perform. This tendency to give up prematurely, surrender to dread, to drop our own ball at the first sign of difficulty is universal. That’s right, universal. Everyone knows the decision to let the Frisbee pass without diving to try to catch it…..
All blogs, posts and answers are based on the work in Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by Celeste Cooper, RN, and Jeff Miller, PhD. 2010, Vermont: Healing Arts press and are not meant to replace medical advice.

Author of Chapter Five, Living with and Coping Effectively Through Fibromyalgia: Detecting Barriers, Understanding the Clues, in Fibromyalgia Insider Secrets: 10 Top Experts, 2nd Ed. Ebook complies by Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD

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