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Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Follow my blog with Bloglovin NOTE – this post contains affiliate links, and the item being reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes. It is being raffled off in the Migraine Survival Kit Giveaway with other fabulous products! Anyone who knows me knows that I have, and use, a LOT of hot/cold packs. I use them cold from the freezer for migraines and injuries, and hot for Irritable Bowel Syndrome flare-ups, back pain, and shoulder/neck pain. I have Fibromyalgia,…

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Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Migraine Survival Kit GIVEAWAY!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes, you read that right – a Giveaway! I’m pleased to announce that Stephanie Grant was the winner of this giveaway! Congratulations, Stephanie, and enjoy your Kit! For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for a new giveaway coming up soon! On October 15th, I will be giving away a Survival Kit full of items to help one of you wonderful subscribers survive those migraines. If you don’t get migraines, these products can…

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Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you with IBS who are looking for solutions for the gut-wrenching pain, check out this list of natural remedies to help you get through it. Medication There are several medications out there, such as Modulon, Dicetel, and Buscopan that work on smooth muscle tissue to stop the painful stomach contractions that go along with an IBS flare-up. Unfortunately, the one that works for a lot of people, Buscopan, has been unavailable for…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m delighted to get started on Work Out With Me Wednesdays! Please always check with your doctor before starting any exercise, and find out whether it’s safe to work out, as well as identify any limitations you may have. I’ve designed this to be for those who are suffering from Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain, so we are starting out very slowly. This is not meant to replace hands-on personal training by a certified trainer, however, I…

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A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have to thank Lifeinslowmotion for this writing promt, which was only meant to be personal journalling, but that I just needed to share here. Hopefully, it will help others with Chronic Pain to communicate their struggles to family members & friends. To my dear loved ones; You may have heard snippets about some of the medical issues I have, or you may have heard me complaining about various ailments that don’t seem typical of…

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Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fibromyalgia is poorly understood by the doctors, much less the average layperson. Because chronic pain with no identifiable cause is one of the symptoms of this disorder, it makes it especially difficult for patients, and, if we’re being fair, doctors, to suss out the difference between Fibromyalgia pain and pain with another origin. This can be a very dangerous situation, and causes confusion when it comes to figuring out when it’s important to seek help…

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Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After all the posts this month getting into the nitty-gritty details of Fibromyalgia, I thought I would get a little more personal this time, and share my experiences today with a flare-up and some really horrible brain fog. If you don’t have FM, but are trying to understand what a loved one or friend with the disorder is really going through, here is what a day in the life of an FM patient may look…

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Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have Fibromyalgia, you’ve probably tried a lot of different treatments and medications that are supposed to help, and you’ve probably found that they either didn’t work or stopped working over a period of time. The truth of the matter is that most medications used for Fibromyalgia don’t work for some people at all, and for others, your brain gets ‘used to’ the medication, and makes adjustments in its pain receptors and serotonin center….

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Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It has long been known that exercise is a great way to tone down the frequency and severity of symptoms for patients with Fibromyalgia. It is not understood why, by one reason may be that exercise can increase serotonin production/release in an area of the brain, where Fibromyalgia is now known to originate. Here’s a very basic range of exercises to help you on your way. Choose those exercises that you feel you’re capable of,…

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Fibromyalgia Month!

Fibromyalgia Month!

  Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that are considered ‘invisible.’ Many people don’t understand the condition, and many others are living with it, sometimes in silence, because of the stigma that’s attached to ‘invisible illnesses.’ I wanted to write an article on the best meds for Fibro, what to do if you think you may have Fibro, and soon my list of articles to write grew to the point where I’m going to have a very busy August in…

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