Category Archives: pharmaceuticals

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

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 the attempt to force it into a ‘disease’ category

” Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse” , Lily Tomlin I am weary. Try as much as I can, I cannot find many fibromyalgia researchers who are willing to stop this endless search for a medical … Continue reading

Posted in alternative/complementary practices, attachment relationships, bright lights, cure vs cause, elixirs, empathy, Fibromyalgia, lack of scientific data, Michael Sherman, nature/nuture, New Age beliefs, pharmaceuticals, psychoneurologists, right hemisphere of brain, smells, social cause, strong winds, toxic substances, toxicity in our systems, Why People Believe Weird Things | 11 Comments