Does having fibromylgia comes along with anxiety and depression?

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hello everyone ,am new name is michel recently my mom was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and along side her long termed suffered fibromylgia we've been struggling with.i wish to find out these fibromylgia symptoms come along side with anxiety and depression?

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    Yes your correct - fibromyalgia = stressed system, immune system goes into overdrive.

    Autonomic nervous system is dominant - aka fight/ flight/freeze (sympathetic nervous system) furthering the cycle of symptoms.

    Initially the nervous system needs calming to allow the body to go into para sympathetic state. Digest/rest/Repair.

    Your mum is going to benefit from support as its incredibly difficult to go through this without the support of professionals that understand this complex syndrome.

    Best wishes

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    Hello Michel, so sorry to hear about your mum. I'm also sorry to say that symptoms of fibromyalgia is depression and anxiety being a sufferer myself. Please research this condition, I hate calling it a disability, but if you research it may help. I was diagnosed a year ago and although it took nearly 3 years to diagnose, I felt my moods got worse once I knew maybe it's just me, but fibromyalgia symptoms vary for everyone. I hope you are able to support your mum with all the advice you can get x

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    Hi! Yes i believe they do.  After 4 months of tests i have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Anxiety is just one of my symptoms.  My GP has prescribed fluoxicine 20mg.  I think ive just caught the onset of depression in time! I get tight chest pain; aching pain under my left arm; tingling in my arms and fingers; breathlessness; i have had jaw joint pain when i chew; aching feet and legs; a snapping click pain in my right knee; interrupted sleep; aching body when i get up(although i didnt sleeping on the floor for two years); pains in my hands; aching in the shoulders and bad neck pain over the last 7 years- i am a 50 year old male. 
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    Yes it does.

    Constant Chronic pain & fatigue can trigger a cycle of low mood and anxiety and vice versa.

    Treatments that focus on improving mood & lowering stress go along way in helping the overall condition and help reduce pain and agitation. In fact its an integral part of it.

    Make sure that your mum's medical team are adequately addressing her mental as well as her physical health.

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