Category Archives: cortisol

Fibromyalgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go into permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment” , Judith Lewis Herman There has been a great deal of public awareness of late regarding … Continue reading

Posted in adrenal glands, anxiety, battle fatigue, catastrophizing, cortisol, elaine aron, Fibromyalgia, flashbacks, Gulf War Syndrome, highly sensitive persons, hormones as chemical messengers, hyper-vigilance, hypothalmus, mindfulness meditation, pituitary gland, shell shock, startle, veterans with PTSD | 58 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Other Pains: Living with Anxiety and Apprehension

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it” , Lena Horne HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK-END! We Canadians are always so happy our Thanksgiving falls in mid October when it’s harvest time; the leaves are gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in adrenalin, anxiety, apprehension, catastrophize, chronic stress response, cortisol, deep breathing, Fibromyalgia, hysterics, John Sarno, mindfulness meditation, over excited nerve cells, over-stimulated nervous system, sandra and matthew blakeslee, sore hips | 12 Comments