How do I get rid of STRESS?(is it a form of fibromyalgia)?

I think i have fibromyalgia becuz i have jaw pain,MUSCLE PAIN, strange pain everywhere, always tired, head-ahche's, light headed, blury vision sometimes(have to blink a few times to make it clear again) im pretty sure it is a SYMPTOM of FIBROMYALGIA(fi-bro-my-al-ja) and i know i am really stressed.! but i really want to get rid of all my stress, so much stress at school! so much homework, friends are abandoning me, I HATE HIGHSCHOOL!!!!

Written By Soniamiller

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  • TechnoMom March 30, 2009, 12:03 am

    Stress isn't a form of fibromyalgia, no. If you have fibromyalgia (FMS), stress could make the symptoms worse. But the symptoms you describe could be caused by stress all by itself.

    You get rid of stress by finding a healthy way to release tension, and by managing your life in such a way to avoid building up so much stress.

    How do you blow off steam? What works for you? If you don't know, now is the time to find out! Because if the steam you aren't blowing off is building up in your body and causing pain. I don't mean blowing up at another person – you're blowing IN at yourself right now.

    We're all wired differently. Some people feel relaxed after a good, hard, physical workout. Others like to play a video game, or disappear into a book or movie. I used to go spend a few hours a target range when I was really ticked off – hitting things has never done a thing for me except making my hands hurt.

    So what's causing the stress at school? Is it grade stuff? Is it social?

    What you can and can't control at this point in your life may seem limited, but you have more control than you might think 🙂 You can control how YOU interact with others at school and home, when you do your assignments, that kind of thing.

    I don't know what your home situation is, since you didn't say anything about it, but if you're under a lot of stress at school, your parents may be willing to cut you some slack on whatever responsibilities you have at home until finals are over or whatever. We do that with my daughter. It can't hurt to ask, anyway.

    If you want to know more about fibromyalgia, just ask – my daughter and I both have it. But I really don't think that's what you're dealing with here.

    Good luck!