This winter started with an extremely cold snap in December and now we are having a weird warm breeze float in. The weather is particularly confused. So my brain and body are also particularly confused and have been throwing out a whole lot of pain. There has been a whole lot of snow happening here. … Continue reading Winter vibes
First two posts in this mini series on stress responses and pain Getting to know your Fight, Flight and Freeze responseFibromyalgia and the Fight-Flight-Freeze Response So from my first post, we are aware our Fight/Flight/Freeze response is triggered from a perceived threat. And it is good to be aware of what these stress responses are … Continue reading Ways to calm your fight or flight 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
So I have been working hard on my vestibular therapy. And as a consequence, I have also needed physiotherapy because I do not have the best joint stability due to joint hypermobility syndrome. I have made great progress when it comes to my balance in the VRT (Vestibular therapy) and in motion tolerance (moving my … Continue reading Weird symptoms: Abrupt arm muscular weakness
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
When it comes to fibromyalgia and stigma in the medical community I have felt this influence several times in my life. And likely experienced in ways I Wasn't aware of consciously as well. Before I was diagnosed and having issues coping with pain I went to a doctor who then insisted I was 'just depressed'. … Continue reading What are the factors to medical stigma for women with fibromyalgia?