Category Archives: highly sensitive persons

The many faces of fibromyalgia

“What’s in a name?”, Shakespeare The nomenclature of Fibromyalgia can be known as : “Central Sensitization”, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” , “Cycles of Over-Exertion-Relapse”, “Chronic Fatigue Disorder”, and now a new term: “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disorder”- all with the same … Continue reading

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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 and Aging

“Life has got to be lived-that’s all there is to it. At seventy, I would say that advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that “this,too, shall pass!”, Eleanor Roosevelt In my book I write about the … Continue reading

Posted in 40 year olds, 50 year olds, brain changes, brain scans, eleanor roosevelt, fatigue and aches, Fibromyalgia, highly sensitive persons, menopause, neuroplasticity, old age and memory, older women, pain, personality types, pessimism, responses to crises, senior citizen, surgery, thanksgiving | 12 Comments

Fibromyalgia: An argument against being mentally ‘ill’

” My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves”, Socrates Fibromyalgia does not allow for any kind of scientific tests to aid in making the diagnosis of the syndrome. … Continue reading

Posted in American College of Rheumatologists, anxiety, autism, bio-feedback, christof koch, Dr. Fredrick Wolfe, Fibromyalgia, Gerald Grot and Allan Horwitz, highly sensitive persons, mind/body, mood rings, negative psycho-social emotions, neuro-ethicists, pain, pharmaceuticals, philosophers, positive psycho-social emotions, restless legs, science of consciousness, sleeplessness | 6 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