I have blogged about survival mode before. This is when we push through the pain long-term and get to a state where all other aspects of our lives shrink, we only do what is fundamentally necessary to exist and life is Just an existence. We do what we must and crash and burn at the … Continue reading Survival mode with chronic pain and the lack of options we have in society
With chronic illness comes mourning and grieving. It is natural to have these feelings. I think we all do in the beginning and even later on. It just feels like who we Are isn't able to manifest fully in the world. All that potential and possibility is halted... Grieving our former selves It isn't uncommon … Continue reading Chronic Illness and grief of self
We had a surprisingly nice and pleasant start to the winter. AND then we were slammed in February with quite the downturn but also erratic shifts in barometric pressure. For me, this means high fibromyalgia pain, more weather trigger migraine attacks and even vestibular attacks if the barometric shifts are significant enough. So wild and … Continue reading When chronic pain is high with the winter weather
I always want to explore my psychological, mental, emotional strengths or how to develop them with chronic pain. And there is a reason behind that. I am quite aware that medication doesn't just resolve pain. In fact, it really doesn't do that much for me. I have to do a whole lot of other things … Continue reading Battling chronic pain with positive psychology and cultivating character strengths
More than half of people with fibromyalgia have migraine disease according to research. When you have both fibromyalgia and migraine disease they do not play well together, as one might suspect. And it seems to me there are more than a few reasons why this would be the case. Research has shown that when you … Continue reading When migraine disease is tangled with fibromyalgia
Does it seem like you lack the oomph to achieve long-term goals? You have motivation... just maybe not consistently or for the long haul. Aside from the obvious reasons of the pain and fatigue, the lack of motivation with chronic pain has neurological reasons, even when the pain is Managed. So even when pain is … Continue reading Does your motivational drive suffer from having chronic pain?