Fibro EMDR and severe joint pain

Maximus

New Here
I tried EMDR online. I woke up two hours later with severely painful joints. I have CPTSD. Five years ago diagnosed with fibromyalgia but in remission with Duloxitime. Is this a reaction to EMDR?
 

Freddyt

MyPTSD Pro
I tried EMDR online. I woke up two hours later with severely painful joints. I have CPTSD. Five years ago diagnosed with fibromyalgia but in remission with Duloxitime. Is this a reaction to EMDR?
If it is a usual reaction to over the top stress - then it's possible. When you begin reprocessing your SUDS level raises a couple points because - now, part of your brain is busy doing that reprocessing task meaning you have less resources to do other things.
Just plan as much of your life as you can to keep stress down day to day because until you are done you will have random seeming memories, probable sleep disturbance, and more going on.

Its not easy but its worth it...........
 

Maximus

New Here
If it is a usual reaction to over the top stress - then it's possible. When you begin reprocessing your SUDS level raises a couple points because - now, part of your brain is busy doing that reprocessing task meaning you have less resources to do other things.
Just plan as much of your life as you can to keep stress down day to day because until you are done you will have random seeming memories, probable sleep disturbance, and more going on.

Its not easy but its worth it...........
Very helpful.Thank you. I am on my own with this.M
 

Freida

MyPTSD Pro
Yep -- I have the fibro/ptsd combo too and yep - emdr can trigger it in a big way.
T's reasoning is that the fibro is caused by the ptsd, so it's the pain from something you are hiding from yourself. So when you do emdr, and those doors get open, your body responds to it, which triggers the fibro. It's the hamster wheel from hell. sigh.

Have you read The Body Keeps the Score? It's my bible because it is all about the trauma/pain connection
 

Maximus

New Here
Yep -- I have the fibro/ptsd combo too and yep - emdr can trigger it in a big way.
T's reasoning is that the fibro is caused by the ptsd, so it's the pain from something you are hiding from yourself. So when you do emdr, and those doors get open, your body responds to it, which triggers the fibro. It's the hamster wheel from hell. sigh.

Have you read The Body Keeps the Score? It's my bible because it is all about the trauma/pain connection
Thank you Freida. I was in shock as I have been in remission. So nice to hear the effectiveness of EMDR. I need to keep at this. Will get the book!
 
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