Why Fibromyalgia Can Be Isolating
There are many reasons why having fibromyalgia can make you feel isolated from the rest of the world, sometimes even your closest friends and family. Here are some of them.
Fibromyalgia can bring intense pain for no reason and this is something that other people cannot comprehend. For some people, pain can come from an injury, broken bone, etc. But with fibromyalgia, the pain is invisible. This invisibility is what makes the patient feel lonely and isolated.
Even though fibromyalgia is not yet fully understood, the symptoms are often triggered by traumatic events. Our body should be in a state of rest and relaxation, but if you have fibromyalgia, you are always in a fight or flight state. Since your body is set to respond in trauma, it can be difficult to foster relationships, which can explain why fibro patients feel isolated.