Fibromyalgia Pain I: Brains Being Pummeled With Too Much Information


This is EXCELLENT. If you have fibromyalgia, read this!!! Can you relate?? I can!

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Sensory Overload: Study Suggests Brains in Fibromyalgia Are Being Pummeled With Too Much Information

(First in a series of three posts on recent developments in our understanding of Fibromyalgia pain from Cort Johnson’s Health Rising.)

we are bombarded with sensory information from all five senses – from the outside environment and from our awareness of our own bodily sensations.  This constant bombardment would easily overload the conscious brain if mechanisms didn’t exist which filtered out ongoing and trivial sensory input and allowed us to focus instead on information important to survival or other behavioral goals.

Sensorimotor or sensory gating is the neurological mechanism that enables our brain to filter out and selectively attend to what’s important in the constant stream of incoming sensory information.

Besides pain, though, many of the other symptoms common to fibromyalgia (and chronic fatigue syndrome) … could all conceivably be linked to dysfunctions in…

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I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.
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2 Responses to Fibromyalgia Pain I: Brains Being Pummeled With Too Much Information

  1. Michelle says:

    Reblogged this on Fibro… Dealing and coping through laughter and tears and commented:
    This is great information as to the why we FM and ME/CFS sufferers are so super sensitive. Our brains are being overloaded and there is a break down in the gating that keeps some of it out.

  2. Pingback: The gate-keeper has left the building | Fibro... Dealing and coping through laughter and tears

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