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DISCLAIMER: This blog provides information only, and does not provide any medical or psychological services or advice. None of the content on this blog prevents, cures or treats any mental or medical condition. You are responsible for your own physical, mental and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions and results.

#11 More about stress. #aboutfibro #fibroeducation #fibrosymptoms #pain #stress Oct 24, 2021

I have always had a fear of public speaking. Well, almost always. It started in sixth grade. Before that, I was a typical Russian overachieving student, always raising my hand to answer questions and being called to the blackboard to solve the most challenging problems. 

In sixth grade, my...

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#10 Stress appraisal. #aboutfibro #fibroeducation #pain #stress Oct 12, 2021

My daughter and I went shopping for a homecoming dress last weekend. She is in ninth grade, and this is a new experience for both of us. It took us a few stores and fitting rooms, but we got “the dress.”

Now, as a mother, I can glance at the dress and “appraise” it within...

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#9 Fight or flight – how stress affects your pain. #aboutfibro #fibroeducation #fibrosymptoms #pain Sep 24, 2021

I remember an elderly patient who flared her autoimmune condition after riding a roller coaster – she thought she would die from a heart attack! Two days after riding it, she was in my office complaining of swollen joints. She described the distinct fear she experienced, her body feeling...

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#8 - The gate control of the pain #aboutfibro #fibrodiagnosis #fibroeducation #fibrosymptoms #pain Sep 16, 2021

 The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage."   

 

Most of us think that the amount of pain we experience is...

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# 7 – What can you do now to improve your pain? #aboutfibro #fibrodiet #fibroeducation #fibrosymptoms #pain #soda #treatment Sep 06, 2021

Over the last several months, I had many patients who reported significant improvement in pain.  They all had similar symptoms of all-over pain, stiffness, and fatigue, not feeling better with pain medications.  They had similar lifestyles – diet with a significant amount of sugar...

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#2 Fibromyalgia symptoms – part 1 - Pain #aboutfibro #fibroeducation #fibrosymptoms #pain Aug 13, 2021

Tears are one of the most common reactions I get from discussing fibromyalgia with my patients. Tears of relief that there is an answer. Tears of joy that they do not have an autoimmune condition like lupus or RA. Tears of disbelief; they waited 6-8 months to see me to learn they have...

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