Do symptoms get worse over time for those with fibromyalgia and chronic illness? Do symptoms simply multiply and progress day-by-day? More pain. Fewer hours of sleep. Less energy. More fog. It may feel as if the future is already laid out for you.
But, is this really true?
Do you ever feel like your fibromyalgia and chronic symptoms are on a downhill toboggan run – picking up speed as they go?
This happens a lot.
I see comments in chat groups on Facebook such as —
“My back pain is so much worse, what’ll happen next?”
“These fibromyalgia flares are coming more often, they’re so much worse than they used to be.”
“Oh, my sleep quality is awful. I rarely have a good night’s sleep and wonder how long this insomnia will last?
Have you said anything similar before?
When I see comments like these, my brain jumps back in time to my own similar thoughts.
When I was at my worst, fibromyalgia pain took over my body. Every day was one fearful discovery after another. I had a limited focus. I only thought of TWO things:
- How bad it is
- How bad will it be
My symptoms were only going from bad to worse and I couldn’t see any other way.
But at some point, I did ask myself this – are the worsening symptoms of my chronic illness progressive?
Are Chronic Illness Symptoms Progressive?
This is a sticky subject.
The short answer is that if nothing in your life changes, then – yes – your symptoms will not only continue, they’ll likely multiply. That’s what happens when one symptom compounds upon another.
But do symptoms automatically worsen and multiply?
The key here is “automatically.”
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What Makes Symptoms Occur and What Makes them Worse?
Symptoms follow dysfunction. When your symptoms first became noticeable, it’s likely that some sort of dysfunction had been going on for a while. And, it’s usually more than one thing.
This helpful article goes into greater detail on what types of challenges can create symptoms. And, what else do you need to know?
As for the “what makes them worse part” – this is where many people miss the boat. When the situation or circumstance that created the symptom in the first place is allowed to continue, that alone can worsen a symptom.
If a person is reactive to a specific food item and that food is consumed, the body responds with symptoms. In this example, the body could respond with bloating and weight gain which demonstrates a poor or compromised metabolic reaction to the “problem” food.
When that food is consumed over and over (i.e. nothing changes in the life of the person) – the symptoms will likely multiply. Joint pain, leaky gut, and decreased levels of energy can join the earlier symptoms of bloating and weight gain.
So, doing nothing (continuing to do the same thing) can increase symptoms and cause them to multiply.
But Isn’t It Just Aging?
Depending on the specific symptom, the aging process can have an impact. Aging is an unavoidable process that happens over time.
But we don’t have to age faster than we have to.
Who wants that?
Artificial foods, environmental toxins, worrisome thoughts, and
Here’s the exciting news.
Symptoms don’t have to progressively get worse.
Aging happens. But it doesn’t have to happen on overdrive. We can slow the process of aging AND slow the progression of symptoms. Additionally, some symptoms can improve dramatically and/or even go away.
The same tips that slow aging can also slow symptom progression.
Would you like tips on how to slow the aging process?
Healthy Aging Tips from Experts
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Aging Does NOT Have to Come with Increased Symptoms.
In my talk, I’ll answer several questions about healthy aging for anyone concerned and for those who are specifically dealing with challenges such as fibromyalgia and chronic illness.
Among others, I’ll answer –
- What about the progression factor of challenges such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc.?
- How does stress management play into the role of healthy aging?
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