Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

We know, though, that FM is about more than pain. People with Fibromyalgia report they have problems with sensitivity to stimuli in general. They tend to become more fatigued in stimuli-saturated environments, and they tend to retreat to less stimulating environments such as their bedroom. Research studies have borne out FM patients’ experiences, confirming that they are more sensitive to   stimuli like heat, sound and touch.

This suggests FM is not just a pain condition, but that the FM patient’s entire sensory apparatus is a bit out of kilter. Just how and why that’s happening is another question.

Sensory Distress: The Other Side of Fibromyalgia

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