Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.
The Pain Brain
Sometimes you’ve got to ask – where is it going to stop with fibromyalgia (FM) and the brain? Reductions in the volume of “gray matter” (the neuronal cell bodies and glial cells as opposed to the long nerve fibers) have been found in the insular, anterior cingulate cortices and the amygdala in the brains of FM patients. Other issues have been found in the thalamus, the basal ganglia, the parahippocampal gyrus, the premotor cortex, motor cortex, the somatosensory cortices and the prefrontal... [Read More]
Sometimes it's good to look at the funny side of serious subjects. While fibromyalgia itself is a serious illness, there are some humorous aspects. Our fibro-fog experiences alone could keep an audience laughing.
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The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of... [more]