Fluid Ink

Smudj Phantom Scribbler

Genesis: To cut a very long story short, Smudj was born from a very dark period in my life. So dark that not a pin prick of light could be seen. I was on the knife edge of suicidal, wanting to be sliced into oblivion. Close to a year before Smudj smeared its way on my page, my body had developed an autoimmune syndrome called Fibromyalgia. It … [Read more...]

BiM in Review 2010

In reviewing 2010 for BiM, we wanted to gather together in one place the gems and nuggets that have been written in the last year. A big big THANK YOU to the 40 writers who have taken time out to explain their research and thinking as well as the many readers and commenters to the posts in various places on the interweb - the blog, facebook, … [Read more...]

The Brain in CRPS-More Barriers or New Opportunities

From a biological perspective, I find CRPS very perplexing. So do many other people—the community of scientists that are pursuing better treatments, through a better understanding of the basic mechanisms, or by developing better animal models of CRPS, or by undertaking clinical investigations and clinical trials, stretches across many countries and … [Read more...]

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – in plain English

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? Well, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is exactly that Complex: Many, many different problems have been identified in people with CRPS. These problems can be severe and usually involve many of our biological systems.  This makes the situation complex. Regional: The symptoms of CRPS are almost … [Read more...]

Useful Organisations for CRPS Patients

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy society of America TREND CRPS research consortium, The Netherlands Medpedia: CRPS in plain English CRPS UK RSD Canada Dutch guidelines on treatment for CRPS … [Read more...]