Category Archives: itching

Writing about Fibromyalgia: The psychological and physiological effects

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”, Maya Angelou A very interesting interview awhile ago on CBC Radio with Michael Enright as host. Dr. Suzanne Koven, who is a Massachusetts  General Hospital Writer-in Residence and a primary … Continue reading

Posted in chronic pain, Dr.Koven, Fibromyalgia, itching, narrative therapy, neuroplasticity, writing as therapy | 11 Comments

Fibromyalgia is NOT a ‘Disease’! Manual therapists to “help”?

“Names are not always what they seem”, Mark Twain How to go about convincing experts and the general population that fibromyalgia is not a disease, but a Medically Unexplained Syndrome (MUS)? It is in fact, a dis-ease. It is mysterious … Continue reading

Posted in andrew still, anxiety, barrett dorko, chiropractors, craniosacral therapy, dermo-neuro-modulation, diane jacobs, Fibromyalgia, harry von Piekartz, itching, massage therapy, Medically unexplained syndrome, Osteopaths, physiotherapy, PTSD, reflexology, sense of touch, subluxation, thomas hanna, yoga | 20 Comments

Fibromyalgia: The Mark of Shame?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, Maya Angelou On June 3rd I heard a documentary on CBC radio talking about the … Continue reading

Posted in cosmetics and allergies, dr.becker-schutte, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and heart disease, healthy privilege, hyper-aroused central nervous system, hypochondriacs, invisible diseases, itching, myheartsisters.org, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, sensitivity to light, shame of fibromyalgia, stigma of fibromyalgia, victims | 8 Comments

Fibromyalgia and Pain: weather, exercise, stress and excitement

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states” , Carol Welch  For those of us with FMS acute pain can be exacerbated by weather changes such as rain, exercise that may only be slightly … Continue reading

Posted in acute and chronic pain, colitis, excitement, exercise, Fibromyalgia, Gabapentin (Neurontin), itching, pain and rain, Pregabalin(lyrica), stress, types of pain, weather, weight gain, why more women? | Leave a comment