Healthy Living

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Fibromyalgia

Managing intense mood swings

Mood swings are commonly seen with fibromyalgia, and often are seen more when the patient first learns of their diagnosis. Grief and anger are normal reactions when diagnosed with a medical condition. But, in the case of a pathophysiologic disorder like fibromyalgia, the effects of these emotions can cause a bigger pain to the patient. As depressive episodes start, the pain gets worse.

This is why better management of your emotions may help in reducing pain. Of course, depression is a medically diagnosed disorder that needs proper treatment, so consult your psychiatrist about taking any drug. Also, simple steps of managing your response to your medical condition could be managed, but this does take practice and patience.