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I kickstarted January with a New Year Quote –


2. How To Kickstart Your Health in the Right Direction for 2022. – lots of information about Dry January and Veganuary…

3. Instead of New Year Resolutions I decided to write a list of things I wanted to try and achieve in 2022. 30 Things I Plan To Try and Achieve in 2022...

4. January is National Blood Donors Month so I wrote a post on – January Is National Blood Donors Month – Give Blood and Save Lives…

5. Low Back Pain – Another Symptom of the Omicron Covid-19 Virus –

6. The Fundamentals of Recovering from An Accident

7. Apitherapy Bee Venum for Pain from Acute to Chronic Illnesses...

8. As usual my Sleep Sunday posts were very popular and included – Let’s Talk About Tips to Help You Sleep Better…

9. Sleep Sunday – Lets Talk About How to Banish Your Insomnia…

10. Sleep Sunday – Let’s Talk About How to Banish Your Insomnia Part 2…

11. Sleep Sunday – Let’s Talk About 4 of the Best CBD Oils for Insomnia…

12. Use Healing Herbs in Your Cooking – this was a reblog from my other blog ‘Afternoon Tea4Two’ as we all need to look after our health and these herbs can help keep you healthy.

13. Some more Back Pain Tips last month with this list of 26 Back Pain Tips to Keep The Pain at Bay…

14. Top Tips for Preventing a Back Injury When Lifting Heavy Items at Work…

15. This post is about Aquatic Exercise for Health which is something I want to add to my list of Things I Want to Achieve in 2022. Aquatic Exercise is Better Than Physical Exercise for Lower Back Pain…

16. Shoulder Pain Relief with Chiropractor Care is a repost from Dr. James Schofield’s blog as so many people suffer from shoulder pain and I think this post could help relieve some of their pain.

17. 5 Types of Chronic Pain that you Can Manage using White Horn Kratom – White Horn Kratom is not something I had really read about before but it sounds very interesting as a treatment for pain.

18. The Antibiotic Jab for Back Pain – wouldn’t this be marvlous if this worked for us all suffering from back pain – it is an interesting read.

19. Relaxation Therapy for all Types of Chronic Pain – this is definitely worth a try.

20. A Healthy Lifespan with (DNA) Do Not Age – I am fascinated by this companies products and I am definitely giving some a try so watch out for my reviews.

21. Another post about the uses of Kratom – How to Use Kratom for Inflammation.

22. Feel Amazing By Volunteering in 2022 – It’s Good for Your Health – I have chosen one from this list as I love making handmade cards and thought the idea of making them to cheer a child up was definitely up my street. Check this post out, I am sure you will find something you would like to try.

23. 5 Weeks on from SIJ Injections – My regular readers will have seen I went in hospital just before Christmas for some Sacro-iliac Injections and I have been writing about how amazing they have been for my pain.

24. Psoriatic Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Share Common Symptoms

25. My usual Health Awareness Days/Month post which is also very popular. You would be surprised how many awareness days there are now. Health Awareness Days for February 2022.

26. Supplements for Fibromyalgia from DNA – I have started taking some supplements from this company so I will review the results when I have finished them.

27. PEMF Therapy For All Types of Pain – This is a therapy I have not written about before but once I started researching about it I felt my readers who be very interested in it.

28. My final post of the month was how the NHS had produced a list of 20 of the most painful conditions which included Fibromyalgia. So, for any sceptic’s out there read this article before you comment on whether it is a real conditon or not. Fibromyalgia is Listed in the NHS 20 Most Painful Conditions.

I hope you enjoyed my posts for January and look forward to hearing from some of you about my posts in February. I will finish with my quote for the month of January.

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There is a growing belief that long-lasting emotional traumatic experiences may have a direct bearing on Fibromyalgia Syndrome. It has even been said that a sizable percentage of fibromyalgia patients have gone through a lengthy period of emotional trauma.

Everyday Health writes that even though many experts link fibromyalgia symptoms to injury that affects the head and neck, traumatic triggers of fibromyalgia can be much more widespread. “Any type of trauma or stressful event, such as major surgical procedures, being deployed to war, certain types of infections, all trigger fibromyalgia, and most of those are not associated with any trauma to the spine,” clarifies rheumatologist Daniel Clauw, MD, a professor of medicine and director of the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center in the anesthesiology department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Traumatic experiences can include things like divorce, a car accident, some long debilitating illness, child abuse, emotional trauma, certain viruses, a childhood separation or even living through a war.

Web MD wrote that while the cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown, the condition often occurs following physical trauma — such as an illness or injury — which may act as a trigger. In 1990, the American College of Rheumatology developed a standardized diagnostic evaluation for fibromyalgia, which includes a history of widespread pain for a minimum of three months and pressure-associated pain at 11 of 18 specific sites on the body.

The theory is that the traumatic events in themselves did not cause Fibromyalgia, but it could have triggered the attack. Mine was triggered after a spinal injection went a bit wrong and caused me to stop breathing. I was lucky that an orthopaedic surgeon asked me to write down all my pain and he immediately said he thought I had Fibromyalgia and referred me to a Rheumatologist to confirm his findings. Not many are as lucky as me and have been trying for a long period of time to find out what their pains were all about. That, in itself, can cause more Fibromyalgia symptoms.

They say that the trauma may have caused some deep-seated physiological flaw that had been latent in the patient. The Fibromyalgia then rears up and the symptoms appear. I had hypnosis for the flashbacks of the incident which worked amazing but did nothing for the pain from the Fibromyalgia.

The NHS writes that one of the main theories is that people with fibromyalgia have developed changes in the way the central nervous system processes the pain messages carried around the body and is often triggered by a stressful event, including physical stress or emotional stress.

This could be the result of changes to chemicals in the nervous system.

The central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) transmits information all over your body through a network of specialised cells. Changes in the way this system works may explain why fibromyalgia results in constant feelings of, and extreme sensitivity to, pain.

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FatigueHealthline’s definition of fatigue is a term used to describe an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. It isn’t the same as simply feeling drowsy or sleepy. When you’re fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy. Being sleepy may be a symptom of fatigue, but it’s not the same thing. Fatigue is a common symptom of many medical conditions that range in severity from mild to serious.

10 conditions that can cause chronic fatigue are:

  1. Anemia – A condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues. Having anemia, also referred to as low hemoglobin, can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause. Anemia can be temporary or long term and can range from mild to severe. In most cases, anemia has more than one cause. See your doctor if you suspect that you have anemia. It can be a warning sign of serious illness.
  2. Sleep Apnea – A chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, repeated breathing pauses occur, which often reduce oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that disturb sleep. While a sleep study is the best way to diagnose sleep apnea, there are certain observations in the mouth that indicate possible sleep apnea. If you struggle with fatigue, find out if sleep apnea could be affecting you.
  3. Celiac Disease – A chronic intestinal disease caused by an intolerance to gluten. It is characterized by your own immune system attacking the villi of your intestines. Celiac disease is associated with maldigestion and malabsorption of many vitamins and nutrients. Silent celiac disease includes symptoms that often have nothing to do with the digestive tract. Many of them are not associated with classic celiac disease. These include: Fatigue, Insomnia, Brain Fog, Irritability, Dental enamel defects, Diabetes, Anemia, Itchy skin, Depression, Infertility, Neuropathy, and Migraines and/or chronic headaches.
  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and that can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest.
  5. Fibromyalgia – A long-term condition that causes pain all over the body. As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have increased sensitivity to pain, extreme tiredness (fatigue), muscle stiffness, difficulty sleeping, problems with mental processes (known as “fibro-fog”), such as problems with memory and concentration, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating.
  6. Chronic Pain – Daytime fatigue is commonly reported with chronic pain and can be just as challenging to manage. Restorative sleep is undoubtedly important and adhering to the guidelines for sleep restriction and sleep hygiene can improve the quality and often the quantity of sleep. Less well-known are diurnal rhythms, which are independent daytime biological patterns, and how they affect us and how we can affect them. Changing what we do, how and when we do them, can help these invisible hormonal and chemical patterns synchronize and as a result have less fatigue. 
  7. Thyroid – Fatigue is a common symptom of thyroid disease. And, if you’ve experienced it, you’re very aware that this isn’t the typical fatigue that many people experience after a night of poor sleep or during a stressful time. It’s often extreme exhaustion that interferes with daily life. Whether you find yourself needing a nap every afternoon to make it to dinnertime or waking up unrefreshed and brain-fogged despite a full night’s sleep, it may make you feel better to know that you’re not alone.
  8. Depression – Of the many feelings depression can cause, fatigue is one of the most common. Fatigue occurs in over 90% of people who are experiencing depression. If you’re currently experiencing depression fatigue, know that millions of peopleTrusted Source are in a similar situation. It may not feel this way, but you’re far from alone. Aside from fatigue, depression is often associated with persistent feelings of sadness or anxiety, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy.
  9. MS – Fatigue is one of the most common invisible symptoms of MS. Some people find it’s the symptom that affects them most. But there are ways to manage it and minimise its effects on your life. Different factors can cause fatigue when you have MS. We separate them into primary fatigue and secondary fatigue. Primary fatigue is caused by MS damage in the brain and spinal cord. And lots of processes might be involved. One idea from researchers is that passing messages around nerve damage takes extra energy. Secondary fatigue is caused by living with MS symptoms like pain, or disturbed sleep.
  10. Long COVID-19 – Many patients with “long” covid are experiencing extreme fatigue, a situation that has re-polarised approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody. Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer. The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get COVID-19. People who had mild symptoms at first can still have long-term problems including chronic fatigue.

Source: Healthline, Mayo Clinic, Fatigue To Flourish, NHS, MS Society,Psych Central, Very Well Health , Institute for Chronic Pain, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ruscio