Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As many of you are already aware, there has been a long-term shortage of Epipens because of the manufacturing shortfall at King, which is a subsidiary of Pfizer. Nobody has answered the question of how such a long-term shortage has come about, and nobody knows when they will be readily available again to Canadians. In the United States, there are alternative auto-injectors that have been approved by the FDA in response to the outcry at…

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Whispers in the Trees is Growing!

Whispers in the Trees is Growing!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Wow, what a month it’s been at Whispers in the Trees! After Facebook changed their policy allowing 3rd party applications to connect to Personal Pages on Facebook, I lost 256 followers! Oh my! But, with a little ingenuity (and a lot of hours searching the web) I’ve figured out how to start gaining followers through other social media outlets, and more people than ever are visiting the site! Coming up in September is Autism and…

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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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Why I Hate Getting a New Phone – a Laugh for Your Day!

Why I Hate Getting a New Phone – a Laugh for Your Day!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve had a great, indestructible Ulefone Armor2 phone for about a year now. In the last few months, while I was talking to someone on the phone, it does all kinds of fun things, such as put the call on hold, mute, dial into my voicemail, dial other people in my address book, and hang up on the caller. While initially entertaining, it became a useless indestructible phone. Since I had purchased the phone on…

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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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House for Rent: No Single Moms Allowed

House for Rent: No Single Moms Allowed

  Last February we moved into a rental house. I specifically asked at the time whether this was a long-term rental, and whether the house would be re-appropriated for other use. I was told no, the house was just an income property. On June 12th I got a notice telling me we had to be out by July 31st (which is illegal) so that the owner’s child could move in. Instant panic. I must have applied for about 20 houses,…

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The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

Photo Art by Leo McSweeney Marijuana has gotten a pretty bad rap since around the Vietnam war, when soldiers smoked it regularly to calm their nerves, or escape the horrors they were living. When others hear that you’re using medical marijuana, you may not get a very warm response. The reality, however, is that marijuana has been used for thousands of years as treatment for all manner of illnesses. There has never been a recorded death associated with overdosing on…

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