One of the most powerful strategies we have seen in treating pain is when we don’t allow patients to discuss their pain with anyone –
The Pain Companion, by Sarah Anne Shockey, has a few exercises to explore pain and your relationship to it. (see my review). One of those exercises
Migraine Awareness Day 23 Watch the video of Josh Groban and Brian McKnight singing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” then tell us about a time you
One of the hardest things about having a chronic illness is all the worrying about things I have absolutely no control over. Let it be.
I’m a worrier. Always have been. I overthink and worry myself restless. With chronic illness, we can have some very specific worries. I think worrying
What did you feel when diagnosed with fibromyalgia? I can tell you for me it was a relief. I had symptoms for years but being
Yes, I am guilty of being ill. And we can feel this guilt acutely. When: We don’t perform to our standards When we don’t perform
You know when it comes to privacy I am aware not to allow certain apps access, not to take those infernal quizzes on Facebook, to
Me: I’m going to clean the house in One day! Body: Hell no, you’re not. Me: Yep, getting started now. *Does one thing* Body: Here
For some reason, we can be adverse to asking for help when we need it. I think this can occur for a few reasons. The
Just Fake it till you Make it Just push through the pain I have lived with chronic pain for a very long time and that
Some key things to point out before I begin. I have a journal for general life. I have my blog for everything health and back.
My worrying skills are Adept level. I passed Master level long ago. I know how to worry. But I have ways to stop myself from
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.