Category Archives: central nervous system

Living with fibromyalgia and heart disease

“Coping with a chronic illness is work”, Carolyn Thomas A very new book has just been published by Carolyn Thomas: A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. It is one of a kind! … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and brain ‘zaps’

“There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me”, Pink Floyd Just as I thought that I had nothing new to write about I have discovered that the weird ‘brain’ sensations I have, which only lasts for moments, are common among … Continue reading

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Emotions and fibromyalgia

“Having that sense of anger leads people to actually feel some power in what otherwise is a maddening situation”, Jennifer Lerner There can be little doubt that emotions play a large part in a fibromyalgia flare-up. The emotions can be happy … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: The pain is in the brain

“Memory, the warder of the brain”, William Shakespeare It has been a long and interesting journey beginning with my book in which I laid the foundation about why women are more prone to developing, or at least reporting FMS, and my … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Suffering With The Itch You Can’t Scratch

“Once it is understood that sufferings cannot be compared, then it is possible to speak of different sufferings in the same story, because there is no comparison”, Arthur W. Frank Here it is… one awful day, living with the winds and … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-itch lotion, Atul Gawande, bouts of itching, brain state conditioning, central nervous system, cold packs, Epsom salts, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and itching, humidity, nerve transmissions, neurotransmitters, New Yorker, newer theory on itching, retraining the brain, skin as a sensory organ, weather changes | 397 Comments