Patients who have been suffering from fibromyalgia may have noticed that the pain is not always constant. Its symptoms and pain can come and go in erratic cycles. Many fibro patients find themselves asking the same question: why does the pain in fibromyalgia come and go?
Why Does Fibromyalgia Pain Come and Go?
Unfortunately, neither experts nor doctors can tell us the exact reason why fibromyalgia pain can be inconsistent since the cause of it is still uncertain.
Researchers seem to believe that the pain in fibromyalgia is somewhat connected to your central nervous system. With fibromyalgia, your nerves are oversensitive and overreact to every single thing like sensations on the skin, body movements, food, light etc. They begin to fire off pain signals erroneously resulting in you being in pain most of the time. This make it difficult for you to be able to function normally because even walking can get painful at times.
Changes that you make in your daily lifestyle can affect your fibromyalgia thus causing its symptoms and pain to come and go. There will be times when you feel that your pain and symptoms are under more control and these periods are called remission. It is during this time that your body stops overreacting to the things going in and around you. Hence, you find yourself dealing with less pain.