Category Archives: central sensitization

The many faces of fibromyalgia

“What’s in a name?”, Shakespeare The nomenclature of Fibromyalgia can be known as : “Central Sensitization”, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” , “Cycles of Over-Exertion-Relapse”, “Chronic Fatigue Disorder”, and now a new term: “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disorder”- all with the same … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and foot (?) pain

” When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig”, Leonard Cohen As I have been limping along these past few months following hip surgery I began to have foot pain, … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and Happiness

“People are made happy by one thing and one thing only-pleasant sensations in their bodies”, Yuval Noah Harari What is happiness? Sometimes I think I have been seeking it my entire life and it still often eludes me. I want … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitization Transmission of Pain

“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it”, Charlie Chaplin This is a review of the many blogs where I have discussed the pain discourse, keeping it simple and giving us room to … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Leg/Foot Pain-Neuropathy?

“What you resist, persists”, C.G.Yung I have brought on another pain attack- again! I have overdone it with social situations that have caused anxiety and resulted in overstimulation! This time the pain in my left foot is excruciating. The reason? … Continue reading

Posted in atrophied muscles, central sensitization, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, foot pain, habituated thinking, leg pain, mindfulness meditation, nociceptors, peripheral neuropathy, pins and needles, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, small-fiber polyneuropathy, tingling | 18 Comments

Linking together the causes of fibromyalgia: “Central Sensitization”

“The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response “, Daniel Goleman. Many years ago I had hoped that it wouldn’t take long … Continue reading

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