Category Archives: nociceptors

Trigger warnings for the fibromyalgia mind

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear” ,Mark Twain Neuroscientists can now tell us amazing things about the brain, they are the experts on the nervous system. The argument that there is or is not a … Continue reading

Posted in Fibromyalgia, hyper-vigilance, nociceptors, pacing, pema chodron, self talk, stimulation | 4 Comments

Fibromyalgia: Leg/Foot Pain-Neuropathy?

“What you resist, persists”, C.G.Yung I have brought on another pain attack- again! I have overdone it with social situations that have caused anxiety and resulted in overstimulation! This time the pain in my left foot is excruciating. The reason? … Continue reading

Posted in atrophied muscles, central sensitization, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, foot pain, habituated thinking, leg pain, mindfulness meditation, nociceptors, peripheral neuropathy, pins and needles, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, small-fiber polyneuropathy, tingling | 18 Comments

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

Posted in 'emotional intelligence', amygdala, anger, anxiety, Dr. Hugo Critchley, Dr. John E. Sarno, Dr.Peter Levine, economically disadvantaged, fear, Fibromyalgia, fight or flight, highly empathetic, highly sensitive, insula, marginalized, mindbody medicine, nociceptors, psychosomatic, racism, rage, sandra and matthew blakeslee, sexism, sexual orientation, testosterone, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own, The Divided Mind The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, unconscious emotions, Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma | 19 Comments