“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency”, Natalie Goldberg
Stress and excitement are two main triggers for an acute onset of fibromyalgia in a highly anxious person. Stress may be only minimal or severe, temporary or chronic, nonetheless it is usually bound to bring on an attack, usually a day or two after the episode. Excitement can be happy or frightening, but that too usually precipitates pain, fatigue, sleeplessness and perhaps depression among a host of other undesirable symptoms.
“If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched”, Adabella Radici
Look at a child’s lovely teeth and then hopefully we can see that those of us who clench ours instead of laughing with joy, showing toothy grins, will be prone to pain in the jaws and teeth!To-day I experienced my first tooth ache. It happened out of the blue, a bottom front tooth that had never been decayed, nor capped. The pain was excruciating and unrelenting. Being 4000 miles away from home, in a hotel on another coast, the pain was even more disturbing. I quickly searched out a dentist nearby and found a young, knowledgeable dentist who was very calming. X-rays revealed no abscess, no cavities and the gums were in good condition. She speculated that it might be due to fibromyalgia and I was prescribed Tylenol # 3 for pain. Thank you, Dr. Sara Hamidi, Vancouver, B.C.! She was right.