Thursday

FIBRO FACT

FIBRO FACT: Over 50 percent of fibromyalgia patients also suffer from depression. So depression is common in people with fibromyalgia and it is a serious illness in it's own right let alone when mixed with the cocktail of symptoms fibro sufferers experience.

IMAGE: rebloggy tumblr


"The pain is stealthy. It slowly morphs into depression and the depression is a danger in itself."  Rosemary at Seeking Equilibrium.

When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes mental pain for you and those who care about you. The same can be said of fibromyalgia.

WHY FIBROMYALGIA &  DEPRESSION OFTEN OCCUR TOGETHER:
  • Fibromyalgia (FM) may contribute biologically to depression.
  • FM sufferers may become depressed as a reaction to the diagnosis, the pain and/or incapacity caused by the FM or its treatment.
  • Depression and FM may be unrelated, even though occurring together.
PERSONAL STORIES: Fibro Blogger articles about depression and fibromyalgia from real people with fibromyalgia and depression:
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Depression and taking off the mask... how I hate admitting it
Psychobiotics and the dark chocolate connection
Hulking Gray Beast
Depression, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

HELPFUL SITES ABOUT DEPRESSION:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Mental Health America
National Institute of Mental Health

If you have an article about fibro and depression please let us know so we can add it here.

2 comments:

  1. Depression is always lurking in the background and the antidepressants that doctors throw at us doesn't mend the helplessness that is a product of chronic illness.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it's difficult to know if depression goes hand in hand with fibro or we are depressed because of the situation of having fibro and all the limitations it brings

      Delete

We love your comments