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Fibromaylgia and Sensitivity to Noise

If you suffer from fibromyalgia related noise sensitivity,
some quiet time after exposure may offer some relief.




The pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia are difficult to deal with; these are the most well known symptoms and are being studied extensively.  Other aspects of this condition are just becoming realized--one of these being an enhanced sensitivity to a noises.

Current thinking about the sensitivity to pain in fibromyalgia occurs because there is an  inability to "tune out" painful sensations.  This same faulty filtration mechanism may also explain the problems with decreased tolerance to noise.

In the meantime, there are several things one can do to help control the noise issue:

--First and foremost, try to avoid  noisy environments as much as possible. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

--It might also be a good idea to be familiar with meditative techniques, such as deep breathing techniques.

--If it is possible to leave premises in search of a quieter environment, it would be wise to do so.

--Last but not least, it might be a good idea to have some quiet time after the fact; perhaps a bubble bath or jacuzzi, or a quiet time of meditation would do just the trick!




Sources: about.com; everyday health,flickr

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