Category Archives: fight or flight

Fibromyalgia and ‘Science’

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood”, Marie Curie I recently heard a presentation from a distinguished scientist speaking about fibromyalgia. The audience seemed to be mostly comprised of people with fibromyalgia. He referred … Continue reading

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Is Fibromyalgia a ‘Psychosomatic’ Disorder?

” Trust one who has gone through it”, Virgil Writing that words psychomatic, in fact, even thinkingĀ about theĀ title makes me feel uncomfortable! Who wants to be labeled as one whose pain is thought to be “JUST in your head” implying … Continue reading

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