Why do people with fibromyalgia heal more slowly than others?

Fibromyalgia and slow healing wounds

Who among us did not have a simple scratch or scratch on his skin? They heal quickly, right? Well, if you’re like me and many others with fibromyalgia, you find that it does not heal as fast as it should.

Before we delve into why this is so, we must first understand the rudimentary facts of how a scratch or a cut heals.

The healing process

When it is damaged for the first time, the platelets come together to form a clot. A scab is then formed on the wound to allow the skin cells to fall below the time to heal.

New skin cells begin to multiply, repair damaged blood vessels, and use white blood cells that fight infections to attack germs. However, if any of these elements do not work properly within your body, the healing process may not occur as it should.

My experience and search for answers

I have noticed this many times. More recently, when, as he pulled the cart from the back of my car, holding my baby (which had only a few months at the time), I scraped the top of the foot with the cart.

Of course, this scratching hurts more than it should, as is typical of fibromyalgia, but soon the pain disappeared and I did not think much of it. He had scraped off a fair amount of skin, but he had not even bled, certainly not much.

However, months have passed and this scratch remains visible as ever. My baby is over a year old and this scratch does not look very different from what happened a few weeks after I originally got it.

I was curious, as I am often, if this was another strange manifestation of fibromyalgia and I began to investigate. Unfortunately, I found very little information that would connect slow healing wounds with fibromyalgia.

What I found was the personal testimony of people with the same problem that I had. Unfortunately, when you have a disease as misunderstood as fibromyalgia, sometimes it is the best thing you have to continue.

I asked the question on Twitter and, as always, the spoonie community was happy to share their experiences. I got a response from people who also suffered injuries that do not heal as quickly as they should. Another common complaint is fibromyalgia bruising and scarring easily.

Respondents had a wide range of diseases, but the common factor was that all these diseases affect the immune system. This could be the key to what causes our bodies to heal at a slower pace.

How Fibromyalgia Can Affect the Healing Process

If our blood and skin cells do not work as they should, it is a logical conclusion that we are not able to recover from a cut or scratch at the same speed as someone with healthy cells.

It is possible that something in our cells is failing. It seems that there is a particular problem with our mitochondria, the energy source of our cells. Mitochondria are those that produce energy for cells to do their work.

Some believe that people with fibromyalgia may suffer from mitochondrial dysfunction. This could explain many of our symptoms, including slow healing, as well as increased scarring and bruising.

There is not much concrete evidence, as with many theories involving fibromyalgia. There is also a disagreement among physicians regarding this theory.

What can we do?

  • Proper care with the wound    Make sure to clean cuts or scratches and keep ointment and a dressing on it, giving you a better chance of healing as well as protection against infections. If you appear infected, consult a physician immediately.
  • Lysine test.  Lysine is an essential amino acid and can help accelerate the healing process. Talk to your doctor or investigate to make sure that it is okay for you to take and not interfere with any medication or supplement you are taking.

Fibromyalgia is much more than pain; There are numerous strange symptoms associated with this life-altering illness. Even if doctors can not understand what causes everything, it’s a relief that we can turn to other people in our community to share experiences. It is a relief to know that we are not alone.

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