Why do I undermine my pain?

There is a lot of reasons why we develop beliefs about our pain. And how we should and shouldn't behave with it. How we should and shouldn't talk about it. How we should and shouldn't talk about it. And when you experience pain young sometimes that happens without much introspection and then you just run … Continue reading Why do I undermine my pain?

Brain fog randomness

With fibromyalgia, our brains seem like swiss cheese. There are some holes in there. And it is a forcast of fog. A lot of fog. But it comes and goes. Some days it is less hazy than others. And some days, well, let's just say words are not our friends. I don't know if brain … Continue reading Brain fog randomness

Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

I want to mention this study because it makes a very good point about the need for acceptance and resiliency that comes from acceptance in coping with fibromyalgia. And also the complications mental illness puts on acceptance. The study: Patients With Fibromyalgia Reporting Severe Pain but Low Impact of the Syndrome: Clinical and Pain-Related Cognitive … Continue reading Fibromyalgia: high pain, coping and mental illness

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