Dec 07 2012
The Link Between Progesterone and Anxiety in Perimenopause
My blogging theme for December has officially become “anxiety in perimenopause.” Part of this is due to myfibromyalgia diagnosisand the mini crisis (read: anxiety) I’ve been experiencing as a result. The other part is due, as I havesaid in other p...
Dec 04 2012
Eating for Wellness with Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
Anytime you have “wellness” and “chocolate” in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be a good day! But I’ll confess, I’m a child in that way. As much as I value good health, wellness, and eating for wellness, I don’t want to sacrifice ple...
Nov 30 2012
Menopause, Fibromyalgia, and Eating for Wellness
Continuing on with my posts on The Mind-Body Mood Solution, and menopause and fibromyalgia, I thought a great place to begin would be with the “Eating for Wellness” chapter. Especially since the holiday season is now upon us, and many of us (an...
Nov 28 2012
What Causes Anxiety in Perimenopause?
Anxiety during perimenopause is perhaps one of the most common complaints I hear from my readers. It was certainly a serious problem for me during my own years in perimenopause, and was often compounded by full blown panic attacks and heart p...
Nov 21 2012
The Mind-Body Solution to Fibromyalgia, Part II
I ended my last post by telling you I plan to use the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution by Dr. Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, to tackle my fibromyalgia diagnosisand to help myself heal. The book is actually written and designed to help people who strugg...
Nov 20 2012
The Mind-Body Solution (to Fibromyalgia?)
I’ve been giving this fibromyalgia diagnosis a lot of thought. I haven’t come up with any ironclad conclusions – though neither has the medical community, frankly – but I’ve definitely had a few insights which might be worth your consideration...
Nov 16 2012
Low Vitamin D and Chronic Pain
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia is still sinking in. Truth be told, I’m having a tough time embracing it as an “official medical condition” given that it’s loosely defined as a hodgepodge of this and that, with a few “psychiatric” undertone...
Nov 13 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause Part II
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia left me feeling both relieved and frustrated. Relieved because I was told I do not have RA (rheumatoid arthritis), frustrated because fibromyalgia is such a nebulous condition. So nebulous in fact, that nearl...
Nov 07 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause
I received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia recently. I saw a Rheumatologist because I was convinced the symptoms which I have been exhibiting the last 18 months were an autoimmune system issue, and pointed to rheumatoid arthritis, aka, RA: nodes in...
Nov 02 2012
Coping with Menopause in a Sound Bite World
I will be the first one to tell you that I love technology. I love my iPhone with all of its fancy apps. I love my laptop. I love Twitter. I love Facebook. I love Google+ (well, I’m working on loving Google+), and I love the Internet. But, like...