What triggers Fibromyalgia?
Although it is not clear as to why some people develop FMS, research suggests that it is likely that numerous factors could contribute to the development of the condition.
People who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia are found to have abnormally low levels of serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine in their brains. These hormones play an important part in the way we process pain messages that are sent by the nerves and are also important for regulating mood, behaviour, sleep, appetite and response to stressful situations.
Stressful events, physical or psychological stress can often trigger FMS however in some cases fibromyalgia does not develop after any obvious trigger.
Depression and anxiety can unfortunately cause physical problems to sufferers such as aches and pains which only further exacerbate mental health issues.
Difficulty with sleeping, insomnia and poor sleep can affect our health in various ways which FMS serves to make worse. Depression and serious life events can cause this.
Pains and aches, either chronic or injury related can cause severe disruption to your physical and mental health. Sufferers may develop further complications due to this.