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Is Fibromyalgia a ‘Psychosomatic’ Disorder?

” Trust one who has gone through it”, Virgil Writing that words psychomatic, in fact, even thinking about the 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

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Fibromyalgia: The pain is in the brain

“Memory, the warder of the brain”, William Shakespeare It has been a long and interesting journey beginning with my book in which I laid the foundation about why women are more prone to developing, or at least reporting FMS, and my … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and Other Pains: Living with Anxiety and Apprehension

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it” , Lena Horne HAPPY THANKSGIVING WEEK-END! We Canadians are always so happy our Thanksgiving falls in mid October when it’s harvest time; the leaves are gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in adrenalin, anxiety, apprehension, catastrophize, chronic stress response, cortisol, deep breathing, Fibromyalgia, hysterics, John Sarno, mindfulness meditation, over excited nerve cells, over-stimulated nervous system, sandra and matthew blakeslee, sore hips | 12 Comments