The faces of stress

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.


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