Magnesium for Fibromyalgia Some of the earliest recommendations that I received for Fibromyalgia involved magnesium. A friend suggested epson salt baths and my chiropractor suggested taking magnesium supplements. Since those early days, I've read many studies that confirm that most of us with … [Read more...]
My experience with chronic illnesses covers several different illness.
I hope that much of what I share on this blog can be helpful to anyone living with (or without) any chronic illness. However, my experience and my posts tend to be geared towards fibromyalgia, endometriosis, migraines, and IBS and my experience with those illnesses.
In addition to sharing my personal experience, I also try to share medical studies and general information pertaining to living with these specific illnesses.
Check out the posts below for information on the variety of chronic illnesses that I cover here, including:
When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, one of the first questions I asked was about whether there were foods I should eat or avoid that would improve my symptoms. The initial response from my doctor was not really, then that there were a few things that could help (avoiding sugar, … [Read more...]
What Causes Fibromyalgia Flares? When you live with Fibromyalgia or any chronic illness that “flares” up at various times, life is unpredictable. It’s often hard to know when you might wake up having a bad day or when it may be a good day. Fibromyalgia flares can show up at any … [Read more...]
Distraction as Pain Relief: 10 Ways to Distract Yourself From Pain Whenever my TMJ doctor does trigger point injections on me, one of his nurses will gently tap on my shoulder or head on the opposite side from where the injection is going. It took me a couple of visits before I realized this was a … [Read more...]
The Pain Scale and Chronic Pain This is the pain scale they have on the wall in the rooms at the hospital. This is a terrible pain scale on so many levels! But, for someone in chronic pain it's pretty much useless. The faces that go with it are just, well, humorous. 0 - No Hurt - A person … [Read more...]
I've been using PEMF (Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency) to treat pain (both chronic and acute) for the last four years. PEMF has been used for over thirty years to treat many chronic illness symptoms and sources of chronic pain. Yet, I'd never even heard of this therapy until a few years ago - and … [Read more...]
It's been a decade since I became ill and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I spent the first two years barely existing. Getting out of bed was a struggle. Thankfully, I did find some answers that helped me recover and return to a mostly normal life. My story of recovery from fibromyalgia Don't get … [Read more...]
Back in 2012, after spending two years feeling so awful I barely got off the couch/bed except for doctor appointments, I finally reached the point where I was willing to try anything - even completely changing my diet. During the previous two years I’d had many people suggest food sensitivities as a … [Read more...]
When I get cold it feels as if I’m cold all the way to my bones. I get cold easily – as in I can be inside a house that is 70 degrees when it’s 90 degrees outside and feel cold. When it’s hot outside the answer is easy, just go outside and warm up. As much as I avoid being outside as much as … [Read more...]
Does marijuana work for fibromyalgia? According to a Spanish study published in 2011 the answer is a resounding yes. But, those who have tried marijuana for fibromyalgia don't need a study to tell them that it works. In a survey of Fibromyalgia patients about their experience … [Read more...]