Day 21: Many people say stress triggers symptoms, do you agree or disagree?
I neither agree that stress triggers symptoms. The more stressed I am the more pain I am in from fibromyalgia. I am also having trouble with high blood pressure, increased when I am stressing.
I do think that the process of stress is individual. It can be a trigger to other symptoms and not just mental health ones. It can be a symptom in of itself. Stress can alleviate other symptoms.
My experience of stress is that it is a symptom of my anxiety. It is also an indication that I am not managing my mental or physical illness. However, when I am stressed I can not be depressed or suicidal.
I want to return to this prompt when I am less tired because I have more that I could comment here.