Fibromyalgia : The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain

science of painThanks for dropping by to read this article. We have updated it and moved it to our new website Mandy and Michele. You can find it under Health and Emotions/Letters to Friends. oR by just clicking on this link.

Reminder : Before we get started, I just want to say that I am a patient, not a doctor. What I am sharing comes largely from what my doctors taught me. I am sharing to hopefully help you be informed enough to support friends with this syndrome or possibly acquire informed questions for your doctor. Please talk with your doctor or visit the Mayo Clinic website for official information, diagnosis, and treatment.

photo credit for all photos: Fibromyalgia and Lupus National Coalition Butterflies

amplified sensesAmplified Pain

This amplified sensation can affect not just the sense of feeling but also your sense of hearing, smelling, and taste. For myself, I have become less tolerant to noise, such as a roomful of children, or even a vacuüm cleaner running. And lately, I’ve even noticed that spicy food is spicier than usual.

Mandy Farmer

The medical field is finally getting a good understanding.Finally a Diagnosis code

In fact, it is finally listed as a syndrome with a diagnosis code in October 2015!

The cause is still unknown.

So how do the doctors diagnose this type of problem? Click for more.

Feeling Your Pain!

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Fibromyalgia National Coalition  – Background information

Mr Doctor dot Com  – Pain and How You Sense it

6 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia : The Science of Pain

  1. Thanks. After five years, I have somewhat gotten used to it. I’ve learned how to manage the pain by not over doing. Still have my days though.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Sorry that you have struggled with this. I did not know about the light, smell and noise sensitivities which can be associated. Praying specifically for your nerve receptors to transmit more accurately.

  3. So thankful that you are sharing your story and the wisdom you have gained –through necessity and pain. Praying for you and all those who suffer!

  4. Wow! It must be so difficult for you. I am so sorry. Thank you for the information–it’s not a condition that I know a lot about. Information always makes it easier to come alongside pepole who suffer.

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