I don't like this term people put on the chronically ill or people with chronic pain. You're so brave. I don't know, it seems like a word inflicted upon people with chronic pain when people do not get it. They do not get that there were two roads diverging in the woods; they took the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Who am I?
Through my trial and error, I did find that cannabis was beneficial to fibromyalgia but sort of off and on for migraines (depended on intensity and strain). Ever since it became legal here I have explored it for different types of pain. From CBD, to CBD/THC, to THC. Rubs, creams, capsules, joints, and homemade edibles. … Continue reading Cannabis and fibromyalgia study
I won #5 place in the #shadesformigraine contest and won a prize package of really cool things to try out. I mean, this is going to be a great exploration of products for migraines that I have never tried before. Especially the first one... I will enjoy that venture. They put together a really … Continue reading #Shadesformigraine: prize products to try out
Lower stress predicts significant pain improvement in fibromyalgia Keep in mind: “On the other hand, factors such as being a woman, having lower education, high body mass index (BMI), higher levels of depression and anxiety, worse sleep, being former smoker or having other concomitant disorders have been found to predict an increased risk of still … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and stress in women
There are times when people judge us for being ill. We are just lazy. We just need to exercise. We are not trying hard enough really. We just do not want to work. All sorts of judgements. Here are some ways you can reply Well, aren't you the Judge McJudgyPants. But yell it so everybody … Continue reading Chronic illness: Some thoughts on Judgements
I'm not full of warm fuzzy and rainbows. I'm not like a super-duper positivity dude that is going to blow sunshine up your butt. Just not how I roll. However, I'm not a Debbie-downer either. I mean, I can be very negative and depressed. And then, yeah, I'm very doom and gloom. But I take … Continue reading Chronic pain is a suckfest but it is My suckfest