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Has Anyone Else Heard That Fibro May Be Caused By The Hypothalamus Deep In The Brain Getting Stuck In The 'fight Or Flight' Response?

Has Anyone Else Heard That Fibro May Be Caused By The Hypothalamus Deep In The Brain Getting Stuck In The 'fight Or Flight' Response?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

yep, I trace the trauma theme throughout my life. Firstly, there was poor genes on my Mum's side with her sisters too - anxiety / depression / psoriasis / arthritis / multiple sclerosis. Looking back, my life has been full of chronic emotional stress, born at the back of the bus fighting to get to the front but being hurled sideways all the time etc whilst throwing all the lemons back!! think fibro / ME is the creation of an unfortunate 'perfect storm' of events....

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have heard of it and it is exactly how my body feels, if I were to try to explain it. Every muscle and fiber stuck in action causing lactic acid buildup, toxins, fatique and not getting enough oxygen.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have heard that chronic stressors (including poor genes, poor nutrition throughout life, a stressed mother during gestation etc - as well as chronic stress / trauma in life's happenings) can cause the fight or flight emergency survival system in the body to 'stick.' Fight or flight is controlled by the master gland called the hypothalamus deep in the brain. It is the CEO of the body, controlling and managing all key systems on an unconscious level. If it goes or of balance then it will throw out all key systems in the body, hence all the horrible symptoms!! If it can be calmed down then apparently it will rebalance and the body will heal and symptoms will reduce / perhaps disappear. Took me ages to get my head around it. It is a theory of a bloke called Dan Neuffer, have a Google. My fibro / ME clinic at the QE Birmingham have mentioned this theory. Can meditation / you etc help to calm this reaction?? - I have not tried.....

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I went to a retreat here for chronic pain and and learnt about how the pain works and yes it is my understanding that the flight response plays a part in our pain. Some of our nuro pathways are severed but i learnt it only takes 6 seconds to create a new one with positivity and meditation etc. however im yet to put all i learnt into action! lol

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I receive updates from www.fibromyalgiatreating.com and they have an article on the hypothalamus and its connection to sweating all the time.

posted over 4 years ago
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