Category Archives: Gulf War Syndrome

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 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Siblings-Twins?

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense”, Gertrude Stein To write that I am frustrated, angry, and discouraged over the recent hoopla this week in the news from the U.S. Institute of Medicine … Continue reading

Posted in andre picard, brain fog, chronic fatigue, elaine aron, Fibromyalgia, gay men and fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, highly sensitive persons, multiple chemical sensitivities, orthstatic intolerance, U.S Institute of Medicine | 11 Comments

Fibromyalgia: Men/ Women/ Sensitivity and Empathy

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it”, George Carlin To-day one of my favourite comedians died. I shall miss his humour and while I obviously agree with Carlin’s view that both men and women are from earth, I cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 'emotional intelligence', cannot generalize, caring work, empath, empathy, feminine traits, fibromyalgi and highly intuitive, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and high energy, gay men, George Carlin, Gulf War Syndrome, high achievers, highly motivated, human emotions, interaction, IQ, masculine traits, men and fibromyalgia, political issue, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, sensitivity, women's movement | 7 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Florence Nightingale

“There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain”, Florence Nightingale To-day, May 12th is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It is also the birth date of Florence Nightingale, born May 12, 1820.

Posted in Fibromyalgia, florence nightingale and fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day | 21 Comments

The Stigma of Fibromyalgia, a Women’s ‘Condition’

“Being a woman is hard work”, Maya Angelou. There can be little doubt that fibromyalgia has become very prominent as a serious social and personal condition that affects primarily women. In fact, it is said by some that it is … Continue reading

Posted in 'adapting', 'women's' condition, American College of Rheumatology, dis-ease, doubters, epidemics, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, Lyrica, New York Times article, stigma, walking in our shoes | 5 Comments