Archive for December, 2012

Locus of Control: What You Believe About Pain Control Dictates How You Feel

December 14, 2012  |  Behavior Change, Exercise, Activity  |  Share
Locus of Control: What You Believe About Pain Control Dictates How You Feel

Locust of Control

Are you a control freak? If not, maybe you should be, at least over your pain. Turns out, your belief in your ability to control your own pain has a huge impact on your overall well being. The influence of this belief is so powerful, it can even be seen in your brain's activity in an MRI scanner. How cool is that?! But what if you don't feel like you have any control? You've seen every doctor on the planet and they all say you're crazy. You've done everything they've told you and nothing works. You've resigned yourself because no one can help you. What then?

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Microtia and Facebook: No, They Don’t Have Anything in Common

December 5, 2012  |  Generally Interesting Stuff  |  Share
Microtia and Facebook: No, They Don't Have Anything in Common

Here's a little departure from fibromyalgia. A little story about my little ear. So my right ear is pretty normal but the left went off and got its own drummer. I was born with microtia, a congenital malformation translated as "little ear." I had the typical bout of reconstructive surgeries around age 5 using a silicone implant. It worked for 35 years until it didn't work anymore. Plus, Fibromyalgia Companion has a Facebook page!

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