Listen to this abstract: "Depressive symptoms complicate pain management for people with FM, with adverse consequences such as a greater need for pain medications and limited pain coping strategies. Determining risks and protective factors associated with depressive symptoms in persons with FM could inform the development and implementation of mental health interventions." Study That is from … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: does mindfulness help with depressive symptoms?
My mood is suffering with this loss of functionality right now. And I am trying to manage this sinking sensation I am having best I can. It is hard when a lot of the things I would do to boost my mood I cannot do. I am reminded that while I am on depression medication … Continue reading Depression is more than emotion
Vestibular migraines or whatever vertigo hell I am in has some pretty interesting perks that you would never think of because it sucks so very much. So looking really hard on the bright side of things I found a few... I get the fun of an amusement park ride without the ride! Spinning and falling! … Continue reading Perks to vertigo? Not so much
I came across an interesting long term study in Finland on Fibromyalgia spanning 26 years published in the journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Severity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia-a 26-year follow-up study. There has been this sort of rumour that fibromyalgia improves with time that I have heard several times and so this study … Continue reading Long-term study on fibromyalgia severity
So things with the vestibular symptoms on top of everything else have limited my functionality and therefore my capacity to distract myself from the pain. And to well do much of anything. I can't do much housework. If I can do anything at all in that day it is 1 small thing. Like maybe I … Continue reading Dealing with lower functionality
I look at my friends and their accomplishments and it gives me joy and happiness for them. I love to see them thrive in new jobs and ventures. But it wasn't always like that when it came to my thoughts on chronic illness and work. There was a time when it gave me a sort … Continue reading Acceptance of work limitations