Are limits meant to be… nudged?

Are limits meant to be… nudged?

Sometimes we exceed our limits to have an adventure… and we pay the price. But we plan for the consequences of our actions and are willing to pay the price. Have even set aside recovery days. This picture is of a bridge in Ireland that is between the mainland and an island. I don’t remember […]

Fibro with chronic migraine and chronic tension type headache

Fibro with chronic migraine and chronic tension type headache

People with chronic migraine have a higher comorbidity of fibromyalgia compared to people who get chronic tension headaches according to new research published in the journal Headache: “Fibromyalgia Among Patients With Chronic Migraine and Chronic Tension-Type Headache: A Multicenter Prospective Cross-Sectional Study” Chronic headaches are common in fibromyalgia and migraines were often misdiagnosed due to […]

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET)

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET)

There has been recent research that suggests therapies that help people with chronic pain engage rather than avoid their complex emotional experience can improve psychologically and physically, as in their pain can improve. That is where Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET) comes into play instead of CBT. This was the goal “Patients with fibromyalgia […]

Yeah, That’s a Flare

Yeah That’s a Flare

So that holiday of mine has indeed caused a Flare. I did exceed my limits so not unexpected. My Oska Pulse was helping keeping it at bay, but then, silly me, I went to the doctor and she reduced my tramadol. So, now, really flaring hard. She reduced it because I have been getting severe […]

Migraine free day and low pain days

Migraine free day and low pain days

So yesterday I had a No Migraine Day! An event worthy of celebration, always. Anyway, today I did have one. Lower level. Around a 6 but I took a triptan for it because, well, it was the Worst I had all week so the First triptan I have actually taken this week. So I did. […]

Gray matter abnormalities in FM

Gray matter abnormalities in FM

There have been more than a few studies on gray matter abnormalities in Fibromyalgia. Hell, I distinctly remember the one that specified certain atrophying in the brain, that could be accounted for because we have chronic pain.  This particular study is a meta- analysis of those said studies to see what exactly we can say […]

Brain fog with fibromylagia and depression

Brain fog with fibromylagia and depression

The Spanish study in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology  called “Cognitive complaints in women with fibromyalgia: Are they due to depression or to objective cognitive dysfunction?” recurited105 women with fibromyalgia for their analysis. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain, cognitive dysfunction, sleep dysfunction and fatigue. However, the cognitive dysfunction of fibrofog with its […]

Could Fibromyalgia have autoimmune demyelinating cases (reprint)

Could Fibromyalgia have autoimmune demyelinating cases (reprint)

Can something be learned for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) when looking at fibromyalgia? There is some fascinating research going on that is looking at just that connection. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease where the symptoms are caused by demyelination. Essentially that means destruction of the myelin. Myelin is a specialized cell that covers […]

The comorbids #MHAM #MHAMSMC

The comorbids #MHAM #MHAMSMC

Describe a treatment dilemma you have experienced with #Migraine or #Headache and other comorbid health problems. For comorbids I have: Hypothyroidism Asthma Depression Fibromyalgia Peripheral neuropathy Allodynia The main complication I face, aside from the depression which I have discussed this month Here, is fibromyalgia. First of pain compounding pain, not awesome. My fibromyalgia itself […]