Category Archives: retraining the brain

Fibromyalgia: Trauma, Sleep disturbances, Night terrors, Sleep walking, Nightmares

“Trauma is so arresting that traumatized people will focus on it compulsively”, Peter Levine There are so many various kinds of sleep disturbances that it becomes somewhat of a check list to differentiate between them all. Some of us suffer … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia: Suffering With The Itch You Can’t Scratch

“Once it is understood that sufferings cannot be compared, then it is possible to speak of different sufferings in the same story, because there is no comparison”, Arthur W. Frank Here it is… one awful day,┬áliving with the winds and … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-itch lotion, Atul Gawande, bouts of itching, brain state conditioning, central nervous system, cold packs, Epsom salts, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and itching, humidity, nerve transmissions, neurotransmitters, New Yorker, newer theory on itching, retraining the brain, skin as a sensory organ, weather changes | 399 Comments