Chronic pain treatment expectations

When you were diagnosed with chronic pain what were your treatment expectations, if any? And what did the doctor or specialist imply the treatment expectations were? It is strange with some pain. With fibromyalgia my pain, back in the day, was mostly ignored and not treated or managed until I was a lot older. The … Continue reading Chronic pain treatment expectations

Fibromyalgia and dental issues

Due to the pandemic it has been 2 years since I have gone to the dentist. Not good. So I finally went. 9 cavities later. Sigh. Anyway, fibromyalgia can cause some dental and mouth issues. TMJ/Bruxism One of the most common comorbid issues we have with fibromyalgia is TMJ and Bruxism. I have pretty severe … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and dental issues

Disability Pride Month

In 2015, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared July as Disability Pride Month to celebrate the ADA’s 25th anniversary. Disability Pride Month commemorates the passage of the ADA (Americans with Disability Act) and promotes visibility and positive awareness, acceptance, and recognition, and educates others on being an ally. It’s also about reminding everyone that … Continue reading Disability Pride Month

Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness

I have had Imposter Syndrome for really all my life. Along with 70% of the population, at some time or another. Imposter syndrome is that feeling that any successes you have had are due to luck or some external influences outside of yourself. And not your skills, talent or qualifications. The psychologists Pauline Rose Clance … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome and chronic illness