Chronic Pain: Ego and the ID

I was just thinking about chronic pain and pacing lately. Made me think that my ID and Ego are having a bit of a conflict going on. Now, Sigmund Freud was a nutter and I don't really agree with much of anything he said or wrote, but it is interesting to think of this particular … Continue reading Chronic Pain: Ego and the ID

January: What? Already? -A Chronic Voice Link-Up

Time for A Chronic Voice Link-up January Prompts: RecuperatingReversingDawningMappingRe-Defining Recuperating I was really lagging into the new year. I'm not sure why but maybe it is just that the holidays seem to take a toll on me for whatever reason. Either way, I was exhausted. So I needed some serious downtime. But it could have … Continue reading January: What? Already? -A Chronic Voice Link-Up

Disabled: what a waste of your Potential, Smarty-Pants

There is something about migraine disease hitting in your more productive years as a human that is an insult to some people (starting for me when I was 20 and full-on chronic mid-20's and going on strong into my 40's- but certainly not always the case in others). Or maybe chronic pain itself is the … Continue reading Disabled: what a waste of your Potential, Smarty-Pants

Fibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response

The two other posts in Mini-Series: Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze responseWays to calm your fight or flight response I was curious what sort of research there was on Fibromyalgia and our automatic nervous system (ANS) triggering the Fight, Flight or Freeze response. My curiosity comes from the fact that some symptoms … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response