Five Emotions You May Experience With Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that results in widespread muscular pain throughout the entire body. It can be felt in many ways, such as a deep ache, a numb and/or tingly sensation, or like your body is on fire. It affects women far more often than men and … Continue reading Guest post: Five Emotions You May Experience With Fibromyalgia
A New Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain Newer psychological approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are guided by the premise that we cannot change the pain we’re left with, so let’s change our response to that pain. ACT was outlined in a 2014 article in the journal American Psychologist. ACT differs notably from … Continue reading Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Our pain story is what we carry around with us based on our pain history, experiences, and leaves us with a certain perception of what it is to be in pain in the world. And it can be quite a burden to carry because chronic pain is constant. A constant stressor with a massive impact … Continue reading Chronic pain: The pain story
So there is a common metaphor with chronic pain and that is we are 'fighters' fighting a battle or war, that never comes with victory just small bits of round covered in the war, and then falling back. I don't mind this metaphor because sometimes it feels like a am battling the day and dragging … Continue reading Chronic illness: The battle. The quest.
Individuals differ in how they perceive pain, and in how they react to any painful experience. Some can work through the pain and make it through the day, while others think about their pain constantly, worry about when it will end and how much worse it will get. This negative emotional response to pain … Continue reading Chronic pain: Catastrophizing
"I have a new symptom. How do I know it is Fibromyalgia or not?" Here is the thing with that. Not everything is fibromyalgia I had this intense fatigue, pain, heart irregularities and was gaining weight. And I thought it was all fibromyalgia. But my doctor at the time took the time to … Continue reading Question: Symptom Fibromyalgia or something else?