I do think there is a link between the immune system and fibro flares. When I am healthy I feel better including pain wise. The pain doesn’t go away but it does get better. However fighting cancer and having a yeast allergy which means that I can either eat yummy food I can’t have or plain food I can, it is difficult to be truly healthy. I know some people who consider it an autoimmune disorder. I think the jury is still out as to what category it truly falls under, if there is just one.
Stress and anxiety-hell yes do they effect fibro! One of the biggest ways you can see them effecting my fibro is the fibro fog. I can be the smartest person in the room then all of a sudden I am incoherent, stumbling on my words, can’t put my thoughts together and so on. Plus, I forget everything. Physically, I become a clutz. I trip and fall over nothing and everything.
Exercise is important. I find that swimming, water physical therapy, yoga, and other yoga like work outs are best. Sleep is great but hard to manage. The pain can make it hard to get to sleep or it can even wake you up. Plus, if you are like me you have a family that doesn’t help. #momlife Kyra still snuggles every now and then, mostly when she is sick, and always for sensory or health reasons, or if she’s had a nightmare because I am too tired to put her back to bed. If you have fibro, I’m sure you can relate. Chris is a major bed hog. Then Daisy with her separation anxiety tends to accidently push me out of bed also.