The hard truth about pain

  Those of us with chronic pain on the outside look fine. People will call us lazy because we do not look disabled. They will think we are scamming this system. That we don't 'look sick enough'. That we are smiling so we 'can't be in that much pain.' Didn't we take that smiling selfie … Continue reading The hard truth about pain

Soft lies of chronic pain

People often want the soft lies. That you are doing well. Better than yesterday. You are coping well. That you can handle it. That things get better. It isn't that bad. It is a good day. You are just dealing with it. It eases them to know you can cope. And we want to give … Continue reading Soft lies of chronic pain

Women with Invisible disabilities and work

The Working Mother research included case studies of women with such disabilities as Asperger’s and fibromyalgia. What distinguishes this group of disabled workers area, among other characteristics, the following: They tend not to report their disability to management. When they do report it, they often do not receive any accommodation. They are less satisfied on … Continue reading Women with Invisible disabilities and work

MRI brain scans show FM ‘brain signature’

In the study found the journal of Pain August 31, 2016 it looks like they may have found a way to diagnosis Fibromyalgia using MRI scans. They identified a brain signature that specifically characterizes fibromyalgia central pathophysiology at the neural system level using fMRI. The study included 37 FM patients matched with 35 healthy controls; and … Continue reading MRI brain scans show FM ‘brain signature’