I'm a bit over-excited because I feel I'm on the verge of reaching my inner goddess!
I was diagnosed with Fibro over 8 years ago. As far back as I can remember I've had a breathing disorder. I sigh and yawn and I just don't feel like I'm getting a 'good breath'. I've seen stuff on a Fibro page about breathing exercises and assumed they were connected. HOWEVER, when my rheumatologist sent me for a sleep study to see if I had sleep apnoea, I saw a respiratory consultant. I explained the yawning/sighing business because it's been bothering me a lot in recent months, and he sent me to a physiotherapist.
I saw her today and am so utterly relieved to find out that its much more common than I realised (I thought I was the only one). Its called Hyperventillation Syndrome. It can cause ... FATIGUE, SLEEP DEPRIVATION, FORGETFULNESS, DEPRESSION, PAIN... the list goes on. Ring any bells?
I know there's no quick fix for Fibro, but am wondering if I can sort out the breathing issues (which stem from an emotional/psychological source, rather than medical - another link!) I think it will help the Fibro symptoms.
Clearly, I will shed at least six stone, regain my sharp intellect and bubble over with the personality that I once had... in my dreams!!! At the very least, I hope for an overall improvement in my condition.
I'd be really interested to see how many others out there share this problem, if it's prevalent or if its just me, as I always assumed.
Keep well, fellow fibro friends!