The Link Between Brain Damage and Fibromyalgia


Impact of Chronic Pain in the Brain

Chronic pain can trigger damages in the brain. This is about as clearly as it can be put. As a response to pain, the brain bathed itself with positive neurochemicals that seek to help in alleviating pain. However, the sympathetic nervous system ends up over stimulated at the same time.

In addition, the cocktail of pain medications, which come with long term side effects, can disrupt the body’s functioning and condition. Therefore, it is important to keep your brain in check with appropriate examinations. This is essential to identifying brain damage. The tests need not necessarily be done on a regular basis. With each test, it is easier to identify the treatments and methods that can help you recover and live a better quality of life.


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    1. says: Margaret sacco

      I do not believe that fibromyalgia
      Is that bad. I’ve had it for a very
      Long time now, and I have learned
      To live with it.

      I don’t have very much pain now
      And I manage to get around,
      Doing the shopping, and all
      The housework in our home,
      And getting plenty of exercise when
      I can.

      I’m happy with my life and can
      Sympathise with others who are
      Worse off than me.

      I am in my seventies now and I don’t
      Let fibromyalgia interfere with anything I do.


  1. says: Nerissa Williams

    I have fibromyalgia and have for a long while. I also have Charlie horses in strange places through out my body I have them in my guts,chest,ribs, and loins of my back and in my neck I even be get them inside my rectum, Theses are a daily thing for me,does this connect to the fibromyalgia?

  2. says: Carol Doolan-Marks

    I went through the same for about a month and then it disappeared, it was hell while it lasted and the doc didn’t really take it seriously. I dread it happening again, poor you

  3. says: Bev p

    I get burning pain in legs and feet.There are times my cheekbone feels shooting pain too.Gabapentin I had to increase alot lately. Is there other meds to take along this line with out wrecking my gut

  4. says: Catharine

    My Fibro has become worse each year since diagnosis over 20 years ago…. my life is now very limited owing to declining mobility and I have constant costochondritis – sometimes worse than others….I have bad effects from certain smells eg perfume or hairspray, cleaning products etc which can make me feel very ill…I also have sjogren’s syndrome, Trigeminal neuralgia(Bi-lateral) Meniere’s disease – attacks of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and have had Giant Cell Arteritis three times…. Just wish there was something I could do. Have tried so many things now….

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