Category Archives: depression

Fibromyalgia: Living with Chronic Pain

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on”, Robert Frost I have frequently cited the works of adiemusfree from her HealthSkills Blog. She has become my guru for updates on research regarding pain. I … Continue reading

Posted in adiemusfree, anxiety, Buddhism and suffering, depression, Fibromyalgia, ignorance and passion, meditation, pacing, pain clinic, Toni Bernhard | 15 Comments

Fibromyalgia: the overmedicated ‘patient’

“America is one of the few advanced nations that allow direct advertising of prescription drugs, Robert Reich BigPharma makes huge profits from those of us suffering from chronic pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety,  itching, digestive issues- to name a few of … Continue reading

Posted in acupuncture, anxiety, BigPharma, de-prescribing, depression, digestive upsets, Fibromyalgia, Gabapentin/Lyrica, homeopathy, pain, polypharmacy, sleep disturbances, supplements, vitamins and herbs | 11 Comments

Medications, Medications and more Medications: Fibromyalgia Medicalized

“Doctors are men who prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing”,Voltaire Those of us with chronic conditions are constantly seeking relief from the myriad of … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Big Pharma, chemicals, depression, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, gabapentin, heart disease medications, hyper-aroused central nervous system, melatonin, mindfulness meditation, myheartsisters.org, pain, pharmaceuticals, QiGong, rashes, side effects of medications, sleep disturbances, TaiChi, Thomas Szasz, yoga | 10 Comments

The multiple emotions of fibromyalgia

“Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like emotions”, Joseph Roux It’s almost the end of December already and I missed writing a blog in November. Seems I was trying to recover from the many crises (or at least perceived crises) in … Continue reading

Posted in amygdala, angry, anxious, compassion, crises, depression, empathy, exhausted nervous system, fatigue, fearful, Feldenkrais, Fibromyalgia, fretting, happy, joyful, laughter, meditation, mild exercise, neuro-elasticity, recumbent bike, sad, seasonal stresses, sensitive persons, Solstice, stressed | 2 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Pacing Oneself

“If you can anchor yourself to a ship of tranquility, you won’t be tossed about by the waves of stimulation”, Ted Zeff I recently asked my spouse what lessons he learned from his father. His reply was how to ‘pace’ … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhism, depression, fearfulness, Fibromyalgia, frenetic activity, highly sensitive persons, joy, living life in the slow lane, meditation, neuroscientists, optimism, overstimulation, personality characteristics, rushing, Ted Zeff | 10 Comments

Stress and Excitement: Why women are more prone to Fibromyalgia

“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 … Continue reading

Posted in addicted to high achievment, December is a stimulating month, depression, empath, family dynamcis, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and watchfulness, Fibromyalgia:why more women?, gift buying, highly sensitive personality, holidays, overstimulated nervous system, peaceful contentment, Robert Sapolsky, root cause of fibromyalgia, stress/excitement, supersensitive personality, tranquillity, travel, ultrasensitive personality, women's intuition | 3 Comments