Category Archives: pain and the brain

Fibromyalgia and unnecessary tests: more care is not better care

“He’s (sic) the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines”, Benjamin Franklin This is not a blog about doctor bashing. I have been so fortunate for many decades┬áto have a physician who does not suggest unnecessary tests, is … Continue reading

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On Being Parented and Parenting: Overcoming Past Experiences Through Understanding Pain of Fibromyalgia

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of … Continue reading

Posted in borderline personality disorder, Brain and Consciousness, children and fibromyalgia, early socialization, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and parenting, highly sensitive nervous system, hope, hyperventilating, hypervigilance, intense family obligations, M Deric Bownds, Melzack's Neuromatrix Model, mindfulness meditation, myofascial release, nature vs.nurture, nightmares, overly empathetic, pain and the brain, parent blaming, pre-disposition, psychotherapy, repressed memories, self reproach, situational generalized hypervigilance, sleep walking, SomaSimple, Susan Wendell, The Biology of Mind-Origins and Strucutures of Mind, types of massage therapies, unrealistic expectations | 4 Comments