Anyone else out there who is Alexithymic, and has chronic pain, like fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome? Or know any information on the subject connecting the two?
Topic: Alexithymia and chronic physical pain
I recently learned I have family history and my grandfather (mom’s side) WWII vet out of the blue says he “had to get Vit B shots real regular while in the service” and that his dad may have had a similar problem.
B is an important part of the myelin sheathing nerves rely on to conduct properly, genetics may play a role too as the body’s ability to utilize Vitamins relies on a Methylation gene.
As well we’re white Midwestern so Irish Scotch German or Swede, very low Vit D, CFS, IBS, carpal, Fibromyalgia seem very prevalent on mother’s side back to her mom so both matrilineal parents may have had severe vitamin deficiencies, worth looking into and good luck
Hello @User35448C33, I've just scored very high on the alexithymia test. Just learned I'm on the ASD range and have alexithymia. I've had chronic pain since I was a child with cluster migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis, spinal stenosis, severe digestive issues and anaphylactic food and medication allergies. Seems to run down both sides of my family. Can't pin anything down to one side of my lineage though. My ancestry is basically from Germany & UK area, as far as I know. Why are you wondering about the connection between chronic pain and alexithymia?