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

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

Chronic Pain

I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have already seen the news... Yesterday I was diagnosed with something called mast cell activation syndrome. It's taken me a long time to figure out what's been going on. It all started with a severe allergic reaction back in August. Unlike most people who experience a severe… Continue reading I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

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!).