Chronic Pain

The longer arc of my story

Hey everyone, I’m a perfectionist. I don’t want to publish anything just for the sake of posting-- I want it to matter. So, if you've noticed that it's been a while since I posted on this blog, that's why. My recovery from mast cell activation has taken me a bit longer than I thought. I… Continue reading The longer arc of my story

Chronic Pain

How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a bit with you about the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, or DNRS for short. As you may know, this past fall I was diagnosed with a condition of the immune system called mast cell activation syndrome. When I first got the diagnosis, I initially went into research mode,… Continue reading How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Interesting Articles

A groundbreaking new study paves the way for future treatments for fibromyalgia

Hey everyone! If you've been following my blog for a while, you've probably seen this absolutely incredible TED talk by Dr. Elliot Krane, on the nature of chronic pain.  It is seriously one of my favorite things to watch.  Chronic pain is terrible, but it's always so hopeful to me to keep track of how much we're… Continue reading A groundbreaking new study paves the way for future treatments for fibromyalgia

Allergy and Mast Cell, My Story

My diagnosis with mast cell activation syndrome

Hi everyone! First of all, I'm sorry for some of the posts that have seemed to go back on forth on whether or not I actually have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (or MCAS, for short).   First of all, I don't want to have it.  Secondly, it's been kind of hard to get a straight answer… 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