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Living with fibromyalgia and heart disease

“Coping with a chronic illness is work”, Carolyn Thomas A very new book has just been published by Carolyn Thomas: A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. It is one of a kind! … Continue reading

Posted in carolyn Thomas, central nervous system, Fibromyalgia, heart attacks and women, Lady Gaga, Morgan Freeman, myheartsisters.org, Our Bodies Ourselves, people of colour and fibromyalgia, universal health care | 3 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

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