Stress is an important trigger for many medical symptoms, including chronic pain. Studies in both animals and humans prove that reactions to stress can actually make us more sensitive to painful stimulation. When you're under stress, you may notice more fibromyalgia symptoms and less reserve to tolerate them. Stress management can reduce your symptoms, although the effects will not be as substantial as those seen with aerobic exercise. In general, stress management techniques should be combined with other fibromyalgia treatments.
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