Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Hi!  So.. I try to keep the posts on my blog mostly cheerful.   I always want my blog to be a place that reflects a sense of hope and healing, where people can come to feel uplifted. But... I also blog to share my truth with people, and to connect. And the truth is that … Continue reading Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Dr. Sean Mackey on a potential reason for chronic pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtc2JARVpPw Hi everyone! Here's an amazing lecture from Dr. Sean Mackey of Stanford University on the various potential causes of fibromyalgia. On my blog, I tend to focus on the factor that I know has played the largest role most directly in my own life-- central sensitization.  The idea that central nervous system can become … Continue reading Dr. Sean Mackey on a potential reason for chronic pain

How Clifford Woolf discovered central sensitization (and why you shouldn’t blame yourself for chronic pain)

You've probably noticed that my blog is all about central sensitization-- the process through which the central nervous system can change over time and become more sensitive to pain. Personally, I find learning about central sensitization to be empowering.  I spent years trying to find an answer for the pain and other symptoms I felt, only to … Continue reading How Clifford Woolf discovered central sensitization (and why you shouldn’t blame yourself for chronic pain)

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part Two

This is the second part in a series about a life-changing experience I had in physical therapy. To start from the beginning, check out Part One. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.  I think Tim expected me to be disappointed, or maybe even to contradict him.  After all, he basically just told this patient … Continue reading How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part Two