I sometimes feel like fibromyalgia can throw us into some destructive cycles.
Take for instance the issue with weight gain facing many of us.
A lot of the medications that we use to manage this chronic condition cause us to gain weight. Weight gain can also be attributed to lack of exercise due to the debilitating levels of fatigue, pain and lack of sleep.
Additionally, research suggests that certain hormone deficiencies in fibromyalgia might lower the body’s metabolism, thereby causing us to gain weight.
The more weight I gain, the more exhausted I feel. The harder it is to move, the weaker my knees feel and I get more shortness of breath. It lowers my mood and I am more inclined to comfort eat. And of course the cycle goes on, so consequently, I gain more weight. And so it goes on.
It’s like battling a multi-talented monster. As if the pain, exhaustion, lack of sleep and the whole she-bang wasn’t enough to deal with.
Keep plodding on. We hope for a cure one day.
Gentle hugs 🙂 x