Category Archives: depression and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia- anxiety embodied

” The truly gripping thing about anxiety had always been how physical it was”, Daniel Smith I have little doubt, but no absolute proof, that anxiety is the root cause of fibromyalgia. I know many anxious persons who do not have … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety and fibromyalgia, Daniel Smith, depression and fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, hyper-vigilance, Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBCT, mindfulness, racing heart, sick leave, slep disturbances, somatic anxiety, startle response, stress and fibromyalgia | 7 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue:Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

“Open your heart to your suffering”, Toni Bernhard   There can be little doubt that those of us with fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue have challenges that have forced us to live life differently than those who have ‘health privilege’ (a term I … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety and fibromyalgia, Crolyn Thomas, depression and fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, healthy privilege, Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness meditation, MUS, Toni Bernhard, treatments for fibromyalgia | 15 Comments

Chronic Illness/ Stress/ Anxiety/Depression

“Pleasure is oft a visitant, but pain clings cruelly to us“ , John Keats Living with fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, COPD to name but a few chronic conditions, is often overwhelming; it is little wonder that anxiety, panic  and often depression accompany … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety and panic, arthritis and fibromyalgia, depression and fibromyalgia, diet and fibromyalgia, emotions, exercise and fibromyalgia, fatigue in fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, heart disease and fibromyalgia, hyper-vigilance, itching and fibromyalgia, kabat-zinn, mindfulness meditation, psychiatry, psychology, qui gong, tai-chi, walking meditation | 8 Comments