It is time for A Chronic Voice linkup prompt post! Here are May's prompts PushingStretchingDiscipliningPreservingThanking It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month and Mental Illness Awareness Month. Both of which are important to me and I will be writing about this month. I find the more we move into more pleasant weather the more I want to … Continue reading Even as I push and strive, I must always pace and rest
Many of the Fibro Bloggers are joining in to share our top tips for coping with fibromyalgia this month to raise awareness of fibromyalgia. It is difficult to recommend anything for someone with fibromyalgia since everyone is at a different level. And that is also why I don’t recommend any specific medication or alternative treatment … Continue reading Top recommendations for fibromyalgia from fibromyalgia bloggers
I am chronically ill and have been for some time. I don't desire another diagnosis. At all. Ever. In fact, I demand the fates make some sort of rule that human beings can only have three complicated medical issues in one life time. I mean really, that seems quite sufficient. It is not about the … Continue reading Chronic illness: When in an undiagnosed limbo we want answers and action
With the loss of work and even before that, with the loss of self worth, my sense of self, disintegrated and I faltered on how to repair it. I didn't for some time. I just coasted. It has only been over the last four years I have really focused on repair and restructuring that real … Continue reading Chronic illness and the loss of sense of self
The one thing consistently recommended for fibromyalgia is exercise. The one thing we would rather not do is exercise because of the pain and fatigue it causes and the post exercise malaise as well. And yet, for me, it is a necessary evil regardless of how difficult it is. But it is quite difficult. It … Continue reading My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise
Migraine disease and exercise is a tricky topic. Research suggests exercise helps but exercise can also be a major migraine trigger. I have been attempting to exercise because I need to lose weight to help with my mild sleep apnea. Problem is, I gained weight due to inactivity from my vertigo problems. Doing anything at … Continue reading For migraine disease does exercise help or hinder?