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"Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps": struggling with fibromyalgia

“Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps”: struggling with fibromyalgia

” Early in life, I was visited by the bluebird of anxiety”, Woody Allen Anxiety is the root cause of fibromyalgia, particularly at an early age, or even in the womb. So, how is one to overcome the early stages of this deep seated emotional characteristic which those of us with fibromyalgia struggle with on a …

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Fibromyalgia and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Fibromyalgia and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf”, Jon Kabat-Zinn Several years ago I was privileged to take the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course, not once, but twice from a wonderful therapist. To practice what I learned requires discipline and daily/moment to moment awareness. Unfortunately, after several crises, real and/or imagined, I recently …

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Sara Corning: A Brave Humanitarian Nurse

Sara Corning: A Brave Humanitarian Nurse

“She learned to Serve Others”, headstone of Sara Corning My dear Readers: Now it has been 11 years of writing almost monthly blogs about fibromyalgia and attending to the stories about people who are ultra sensitive, highly  empathetic,  anxious, unable to tolerate the pain of others, and have developed an overactive central nervous system which …

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Fibromyalgia my unquiet mind

Fibromyalgia, my unquiet mind

” The mind is the most capricious of insects-flitting, fluttering”, Virginia Woolf Sit quietly for a minute and imagine this stream with leaves quietly floating by in the water. Now think of the many thoughts, that are like a barrel full of monkeys, aggravating your mind, flitting around uncontrollably. With each thought (or monkey) that …

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Developing fibromyalgia as a child

Developing fibromyalgia as a child

“Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves”, Susan Forward Recently a commentator on one of the blogs wanted more of my personal information. She said that I was prone to write about others rather than myself. This, of course is true, although I have leaked  a few lived experiences …

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Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia (Why Small Fiber may effects fibro painful?)

By: Dr Alex Robber I have been trying to research a condition I have ripened the first of July 2016. I may have Small Fiber Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia. But I have no real answers and no real cure. I am looking for answers. I am looking for someone who may have experienced anything like this …

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