Fibro and Stress

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kathyw, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. kathyw

    kathyw New Member

    Can stress alone bring on Fibro? I know it can aggrevate it.
  2. star273

    star273 New Member

    I think it totally affects it! I know when I am more stressed my IBS and fibro get crazy and I feel terrible. In todays world, stress is a part of our everyday lives. But is it? I think the way we handle things is what makes us stressed. I know if I try and handle things better and if I take my time instead of getting all upset with something, I feel so much better. I think the other thing we need to realize is that we cant do everything. We have to stop and take time for ourselves. I am a clean freak and I want my house clean all the time. It helps to let that go sometimes. It doesnt have to be perfect all the time. We just have to learn to relax. If I stay organized I feel less stress too. I hope this helps. Take care.