With Fibromyalgia why all the allergies, sensitivities and even non-allergic Rhinitis?

I have allergies and it seems like they just get worse as I get older. And sensitivities that get worse as I get older. And reactions to chemicals and scents and.... and... I have reacted to normal hair dye, vegan hair dye, natural sensitive skin lotions, normal shampoos (allergic to SLS sulfates apparently) and every … Continue reading With Fibromyalgia why all the allergies, sensitivities and even non-allergic Rhinitis?

Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society

I have blogged about survival mode before. This is when we push through the pain long-term and get to a state where all other aspects of our lives shrink, we only do what is fundamentally necessary to exist and life is Just an existence. We do what we must and crash and burn at the … Continue reading Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society

When chronic pain is high with the winter weather

We had a surprisingly nice and pleasant start to the winter. AND then we were slammed in February with quite the downturn but also erratic shifts in barometric pressure. For me, this means high fibromyalgia pain, more weather trigger migraine attacks and even vestibular attacks if the barometric shifts are significant enough. So wild and … Continue reading When chronic pain is high with the winter weather

Battling chronic pain with positive psychology and cultivating character strengths

I always want to explore my psychological, mental, emotional strengths or how to develop them with chronic pain. And there is a reason behind that. I am quite aware that medication doesn't just resolve pain. In fact, it really doesn't do that much for me. I have to do a whole lot of other things … Continue reading Battling chronic pain with positive psychology and cultivating character strengths