Allergy and Mast Cell, My Story

My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Update, Nov. 2020: I am happy to say that I am now doing so much better with this issue.  If you've just stumbled upon my site from a search engine, I want you to know that if you have mast cell issues, there is hope. I'm leaving this post up as a historical perspective-- I think many of you at… Continue reading My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Allergy and Mast Cell, Creative Writing, My Story

Piecing it together

Well, this has certainly been a strange year for me and weird medical problems (may I remind you of my one week of temporary paralysis, following a chiropractor visit back in May). It turns out that, apparently, my last post announcing that I'd been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome may have been a bit… Continue reading Piecing it together

Central Sensitization, Fibromyalgia, My Story

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!).

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Healthcare, Inspiration, My Story, Nervous System

So, I think I *do* have fibromyalgia, after all.

Wow... the past few months have been full of changes for me!  There's been a lot to deal with... but at the same time, I've been learning from it, and figuring a lot out. I don't always feel inspired to share super personal stuff on this blog, but I've heard from a few readers --… Continue reading So, I think I *do* have fibromyalgia, after all.

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, My Story, Treatment Approaches, Women's Health

Why I fired my primary care doctor after 10+ years.

Sometimes I just can't believe the personal details I put online.  To be honest, I think that's why I don't work on this blog as often as My Sacroiliac Joint Saga.  It's super easy to provide people with factual information, with only a few personal tidbits thrown in. This blog, though?  This is the one… Continue reading Why I fired my primary care doctor after 10+ years.