Those of us with chronic pain are very much aware that chronic pain is a broken pain signal that can't be turned off and we have absolutely no control over the volume either. So it is blaring its pain signal all the damn time, whether we are active, or not. Yes, we have to stay … Continue reading Chronic pain: My broken pain alarm system
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
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?
I have fluctuated in my weight from 120 pounds to 170 pounds. And I don't eat any different. I do have hypothyroidism. And we are put on 101 medications that cause weight gain so That is a fun adventure. "Eat when you are hungry. That is your body telling you when it needs food." So … Continue reading Chronic pain: My Diet and exercise
Chronic illness comes with fatigue more often than not. And we don't feel well with various symptoms. We are tired. We are sick. It is easy to get into a slump mentally and emotionally. And then the motivation to do anything at all equally slumps. I am in that slump right now. I am exhausted. … Continue reading Motivational slump