Fibromyalgia Mimics Traumatic Brain Injury in a number of different ways? Do you recall having a little bump on the head that was just a little painful which after a week or so you forgot about because the pain went away? And several weeks to a month later you started having other symptoms like headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder pains, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, blood sugar blues, anxiety, stomach digestive issues, or even depression.
You may have forgotten about that earlier trauma, but your brain and body have internal scars in tissue changes to remember the trauma by. They are still having to live with traumatic changes inside your body that won’t go away by your ignoring these painful memories of prior injuries and trauma’s. The pain going away does not mean that your repair cycle is completed! Even stress levels seemed to be more noticeable and bothersome the longer time distances you from the original trauma to your brain. Yet as delicate as the soft tissue is, your brain remembers the whole series of past as well as present brain injuries perfectly. This information is stored in your memory banks. This could be the start of some internal disruption and then progress to more serious internal breakdowns. Why? Maybe the brain just got bruised like a bruise on your arm. The discolored bruise on your arm normally heals up in about a week or so. There is nothing more to worry about right? The body took care of that problem OR DID IT?
Here are some Signs that maybe the brain still remembers the trauma?
- Do you have symptoms of depression, obesity, fatigue and chronic pain?
- Do you have hormone imbalances of your Thyroid, Adrenals, Female organs?
- Do you have chronic pains in your muscle, hands, knees, feet?
- Do you have migrating aches and pain in different parts of your body?
- Do you have of digestive distress, sugar reactions, indigestion, gas, diarrhea?
The pain you feel is the first level of defense again trauma. It alerts you to probable damage to your brain and body. The body still has to go to work and replace damaged tissues and rebuild new tissues which takes more than just a few days. Disturbed soft tissue, muscles, bones or injured nerve cells may react badly to trauma for longer periods of time even years when the trauma has not healed properly. The repair time can actually take longer than several months to heal properly especially when there are repeated injures over the years. All of the right raw materials from the food supply you eat and enough energy must be available all through weeks of repair time to complete the repair process. But most of us unless the pain is persistent or there are other real physical signs of deeper problems will just ignore the inner workings of the body. This process continues until a group of these minor injuries gang up on you and show more persistent symptoms that won’t go away. It doesn’t seem to matter what you do, the symptoms just won’t go away because you are trying to get rid of the pain instead of getting rid of the CAUSES. How deep do these injuries have to go before it finally gets your attention where you will do something to resolve the deeper injuries? Will you have enough time or will you have waited too long to get the results you want? Will you wait until you have signs of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, a torn ligament, fractures, knee replacements, a heart attack, or one of the many older age afflictions? Does your body have the ability to heal these accumulated traumas? Maybe! It all depends on how dedicated you are to resolving old injuries! The longer you wait means there is the repair time will take longer!