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

How to find help for Central Sensitization

Hi everyone! I recently heard from a reader who was looking for some suggestions on where to turn next, in terms of finding a medical professional to help him.  He said he’d been struggling with central sensitization syndrome for three years now, and had yet to receive any significant help. I thought his advice mightContinue reading “How to find help for Central Sensitization”

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.”

When the going gets tough, the tough start researching…

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you this post from my friend Clare over at Jelly-Like Joints. Clare is a science-lover and “bookish crafter” –a book lover who also enjoys arts and crafts.   She was born with a genetic condition that affects her connective tissues.   This causes her to have hypermobile joints, alongContinue reading “When the going gets tough, the tough start researching…”

Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science

I wanted to share a really important post with you all this morning, from the author of Chronically Undiagnosed. She’s a therapist who is dealing with chronic illness.  Recently, she wrote about her experience attending a chronic pain support group that incorporated some of the theories of modern pain science… but did so very badly.Continue reading “Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science”