Invisible illness: Hiding in plain sight

  Here is the good thing about an Invisible illness: you can hide it Here is the bad thing about an Invisible Illness: you can hide it When it is good-ish to hide an invisible illness So I walk with a cane most of the time now... so people can see, hey, that person is … Continue reading Invisible illness: Hiding in plain sight

Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you

A person can get used to a lot. A person can tolerate a lot. And when you become passive and used to a certain treatment, well, it can be used against you. Maybe you blame yourself. Maybe you're trying to push through the pain for a job to keep that job so you put up … Continue reading Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you

Fibromyalgia small fiber neuropathy

There was older research on this topic Small-fiber neuropathy and fibromyalgia. But the studies have been small and different in criteria. So what could we really say about this issue and fibromyalgia? Something anyway? But with more research, it has become clear small fiber neuropathy (SFN) has a role to play with fibromyalgia. So now we … Continue reading Fibromyalgia small fiber neuropathy

Fibromyalgia: Inflammation in the brain

There has been research to suggest that fibromyalgia is a neuro-inflammation condition... what is causing that... not known.  In the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity there was research showing widespread inflammation in the brain of people with fibromyalgia done by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers (with a team at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden) Widespread Inflammation in Brains … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: Inflammation in the brain