So what makes my blog a little different from others out there, is that I always keep it real. I don't hold back and tell it like it is. That's why I'm telling you all, Fibromyalgia is all in our heads. Ok, ok, I know that at least a few people reading this immediately jumped to conclusions and probably started getting pissed when they just read that lol. I don't mean it in the way that one jumping to conclusions would think. I'm not saying it's made up or fake, I live with it on the daily. I know how real it is. Our pain though, is signals that reach different parts of the brain, then the brain tells us that we hurt in a certain area.
There was a new study published in Scientific Reports on January 10, 2018 that addresses the brain activity in patients with Fibromyalgia. The study looks at explosive synchronization (ES) as the reason. What is ES? Well, you've got me. I
completely understand all of the scientific talk in this study don't really understand it at all. Even googling ES and wanting to rip my hair out while gouging out my eyes reading for about an hour, I still don't really understand it. The conclusion is that "we suggest that this could serve as a novel theoretical framework and quantitative approach to modulating chronic pain through the conversion of an ES brain network to a non-ES network using brain stimulation methods."
This was a small, phase II study conducted at the University of Michigan. Although the study had it's limitations, it gives HOPE that maybe some day a cure will be found. I'm just thankful that no matter how limited, some research was done. We need so, so much more research. If you've been a follower of my blog/facebook page for very long, you know that the lack of money and research into this uncurable monster we live with absolutely infuriates me!
You can read this study in full, by clicking HERE
At the beginning of every year I always say "Maybe this will be the year that our cure is found." Well folks, maybe 2018 will be the year that our cure is found. We can only HOPE and pray. Yes, HOPE is still my favorite word. Without HOPE, we don't have anything.
Love & Gentle Butterfly Hugs To You All