Fibromyalgia and Emotion Regulation Difficulties

2020 study out of Europe looking at fibromyalgia and how these people have a harder time dealing with their emotions.  As we know how we deal with emotions affects pain levels.

Emotions are the biggest missing piece in the chronic pain world that many healthcare workers and patients fail to look at. We have more and more evidence pointing to the role of stress (emotions) in physical health complaints, especially in conditions that don’t heal in a normal physiological timeframe. 

Conclusion: “FM patients need to be trained in strategies for regulating their emotions, in order to achieve a reduction in negative mood states, as well as their impact in pain and disability.”