One of the biggest issues of having fibromyalgia is the pain that is felt in eleven different pressure points throughout the body.
Unfortunately, it is true that the more the emotional pain is felt by a person, the worse their physical pain becomes. Therefore, if this emotional pain is not controlled, the physical pain will not get better as well.
Fibromyalgia is a complex and mysterious chronic disease, but it goes untreated for a long time period, it will have the worse effect on your life even in doing routine activities. It will be much harder for you to take care of the house and do work at your job.
You can look for the professional treatment, but it would be great if you start controlling fibromyalgia on your own. The first step in controlling fibromyalgia is controlling the emotional pain. You should not let your fibromyalgia control you.
In this article, we are going to discuss the types of emotional pain a fibromyalgia patient can feel and one of the best ways to control it (slow and controlled breathing).
The extreme sadness that a patient feels all day is depression. Depression is not the same as feeling down in the dumps after a bad dad. Depression is actually feeling sad throughout every single day, no matter how good or bad your day is.
Feeling worried and fearful in an almost anxious manner over little things is anxiety. A small feeling of your heart racing over going to job interview is not the same thing as chronic anxiety, just like as the temporary feeling of sadness is not the same as depression. If you feel anxious and fearful about every little thing that happens in your day is actually anxiety.
Of course, there are medications and therapies that you can take to deal with your problem. But you can also try slow and controlled breathing if you want to deal with your problem on your own before looking for a professional help.
According to a recent study by ‘Pain’, a reputable medical journal, slow breathing can help in controlling a person’s emotional pain.
The same study also picked 25 different women who were totally healthy and most of the same age as the women with fibromyalgia.
Altogether, fifty-two women were in the study and the researchers asked them to practice slow and controlled breathing. All the women from both the groups, with and without fibromyalgia reported having less emotional distress and reduced pain subsequently.
However, less emotional distress and physical pain were reported by women without fibromyalgia.
So, the women without fibromyalgia considered having more benefits of this as compared to women with fibromyalgia, but the fact is that every woman in the study reported having less emotional and physical pain after having slow and controlled breathing.
This was the first study in which slow and controlled breathing was taken into consideration. In addition to this, no specific breathing method was used in the study.
Still, we have limited knowledge about fibromyalgia and the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is very difficult as well. The reason can be overlapping of the symptoms with other chronic diseases and conditions.
Why not try a controlled and slow breathing technique to control the pain, if you are feeling pain and pain symptoms.
Stress can be controlled by slow and controlled breathing beside depression, anxiety and physical pain.
Stress can be controlled by this technique because it can balance out the nervous system. The nervous system causes a person to react to stress by increasing the person’s heart rate and blood pressure and causes the person to perspire and sweat.
From all the above discussion, you should come to know that you also have emotional pain and not just physical pain. You can also visit a professional for help but try slow and controlled breathing exercises will help you in controlling stress, depression and anxiety for a longer time period on your own.
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