Archive for the ‘Pain’ Category

I’m a Mémé!

My grandbaby has arrived! So we’re short on sleep, but long on love and joy! Moving up here, the new baby and associated sleep loss, change in general – they all lead to increased pain. I don’t take any narcotic pain medications any more because the opiates just didn’t provide enough relief to be worth the […]

September 26, 2016 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Posted in: Coping Strategies, Ehlers-Danlose Syndrom, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Sleep

Getting Better

I’ve been very busy over the last six months and had some major changes in my life that have been very stressful. As I’ve said elsewhere, my main strategy in dealing with fibromyalgia has been to reduce stress in my life as much as possible. Unfortunately, the main source of stress in my life over […]

July 5, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · 4 Comments
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Hope for Pain Relief

I’ve known of mindfulness practices for several years, and read Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn several years ago. It is one of the books I’ve recommended on this blog in the past. I have only recently, though, truly committed myself […]

March 23, 2012 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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Long term opiate use safe; One woman’s experience with Savella

There are two great articles from Karen Lee Richards in HealthCentral’s Chronic Pain Connection newsletter today. The first,

December 3, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · 6 Comments
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Do you have chronic myofascial pain (trigger points)?

Trigger points (TrPs) confuse many people. People who suffer from Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) have tender points that are used for diagnosis, not trigger points. TrPs can lead to Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP). Trying to explain both of them is really beyond me, but Devin Starlanyl does a great job of making all of it clear. […]

August 19, 2009 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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