Archive for the ‘Pain’ Category

Fibromyalgia or Depression?

There are many peo­ple, espe­cial­ly doc­tors, who claim that fibromyal­gia is just a symp­tom of depres­sion. I’ve had both, and I know the dif­fer­ence quite well. They are very, very dif­fer­ent. Being in pain all the time can cer­tain­ly lead to depres­sion. That’s just log­i­cal. There are, how­ev­er, peo­ple who have fibromyal­gia who are not […]

May 24, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 4 Comments
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Interview: Chronic Pain and Sex

The inter­view we did is up! Chron­ic Pain and Sex: a Couple’s Gen­tle Bat­tle With Fibromyal­gia I’m pleased with it. There are very few, most­ly imma­te­r­i­al inac­cu­ra­cies.

May 14, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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FMS at PostSecret">FMS at PostSecret

Did any­one else see this at Post­Se­cret today? I was made aware of it by a post to .1 Reac­tions there are fair­ly neg­a­tive, because so many of us have had bad expe­ri­ences with peo­ple who think we’re malin­ger­ing. I have mixed feel­ings, though. I don’t exact­ly share the sen­ti­ments expressed in the piece, but […]

March 23, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 3 Comments
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The Value of Education for Chronic Illness Patients

Paula Kamen, author of All In My Head, talks about the val­ue of edu­ca­tion in cop­ing with chron­ic ill­ness in an excel­lent edi­to­r­i­al in the New York Times. Leav­ing the Rab­bit Hole. This pas­sage, in par­tic­u­lar, spoke to me: The worst thing, to me, about hav­ing a non-stop mul­ti-year headache isn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly the pain. Or […]

February 19, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Pain cures for women; Migraines from low-energy light bulbs

I’ve had these two sto­ries book­marked to post here for a bit, so it seems past time for me to actu­al­ly do it. The best new pain cures, with a focus on women Many women have a tough time find­ing the right kind of relief for their pain –and for good rea­son: Until recent­ly, experts […]

January 9, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 2 Comments
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