Eight Anger Relationships With Fibromyalgia
One thing I’ve noticed in the almost thirty-two years of having fibromyalgia is that there are a lot of anger issues associated with the illness. I’ve noticed it in my own life, and in the lives of hundreds of people I have been in contact with that have fibromyalgia themselves.
What are the ways fibromyalgia and anger are connected?
1. Anger toward those who doubt or deny the validity of fibromyalgia.
2. Anger toward all those health care professionals who didn’t diagnose fibromyalgia, who should have known better.
3. Anger at fibromyalgia itself, for the pain and the limitations it causes.
4. Anger at people you thought were your friends, but have since disappeared because of fibromyalgia.
5. Anger at the medical establishment for not taking seriously the plight of fibromyalgia.
6. Anger at the needless suffering of pain from fibromyalgia.
7. Angry toward ourselves for having fibromyalgia.
8. Angry at God or the Universe for letting have fibromyalgia.
As to what the relationship is between fibromyalgia and anger seems to be caused by fibromyalgia. Anger is an emotion and many emotions cause stress and stress aggravate fibromyalgia.
My question is to those of you who suffer from fibromyalgia. Are you angry in relation to it? If so what are you angry about?
I’d like to add it to my list. I plan and writing a Part 2 of this, for my own benefit and maybe it can help someone else with fibro. I think some or a lot of this anger can be dealt with by forgiveness. But that is easier said than done when you get right down to it.