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Friday, 6 February 2015

Connections: the Pain and Distress Circuit in Fibromyalgia Identified

Blasting the insula and amygdala  – the two main autonomic nervous regulators in the brain –  kicks off  or exacerbates the autonomic nervous system problems, interferes with sleep and cognition, and increases the emotional burden of the disorder. The fight-flight system is turned on  leaving FM and ME/CFS patients unable to fully rest and heal.

This study and others suggest that the distressing wired and tired aspect of ME/CFS and FM that leaves one on edge, feeling emotionally fragile and  exhausted, could be a function of autonomic nervous system dysfunction.

Connections: the Pain and Distress Circuit in Fibromyalgia Identified

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