Migraines, Medicine and Really Rational Thoughts. Or Not.

I woke up at 4am with a brain crushing migraine. Third migraine this week. I stumbled for a cold cloth to try that. I laid back down, profusely sweating. Two minutes later, I realized that it was taking hold. I should have known better when I went to bed with a headache; having a headache […]

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My 5 Most Effective Pain Relieving Medicines

So today may not be the best day to be writing this post because at present, I am utterly miserable, exhausted and in pain-not to mention massively sleep deprived. I have found after 7 years, that there are just some days like this. I run through the gammet of treatment and relief “protocols” that I […]

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We Are So Much More Than “Just” Sick

I sit, teary eyed, reading all of your comments and emails every day. They break my heart and resonate like a loud bell with me and my own struggles. I could be writing these myself. I hear from women (no men just yet) who feel inadequate, stupid, guilty and broken, some on the verge of […]

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Can a Therapist Actually Improve Life with Chronic Illness?

I recently wrote about some staggering statistics of living with Chronic Illness, specifically, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. One of the most resounding facts of all? Fibro suffererers are TEN TIMES more likely to commit suicide than those in the general population. And this does not include those already struggling with an underlying Mental Health […]

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Why “Give Up” Has Been The Best Advice Any Doctor Gave Me

I’m a fighter by nature. The fight to get answers and ‘get better’ has been no different. If anything, it’s the most (tenacious) fight of my life. In the beginning, I was determined to find that one Doctor or one medicine that would “make me better”. Instead, it was actually the exact opposite thing that […]

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The 8 Essential Oils That Are Better Than Medicine

As anyone with Chronic Illness knows, medication is often just a part of everyday life. But what happens when they aren’t effective, not as effective as one hopes or the side effects far outweigh the benefits? Initially, when I got sick, I didn’t want to take medicine. I had tried migraine meds for Basal Migraines […]

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Why Fibro Affects Your Speech

I’m often astounded over the myriad of inexplicable symptoms that come along with Fibro and usually, I never find out what causes them. We typically just throw them into “the Fibro bucket”, which is pretty much bottomless and dismiss them without ever knowing. So it’s really great when you actually get an answer! One such […]

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The Ugly Reality of Living With Fibro and CFS/ME

If I see one more Pinterest blurb about “Here’s How I Cured My Fibro/ME”, “Eat This To Cure Fibro”, “How So and So Beat Chronic Illness” “Wipe Out Chronic Pain” ETC. I just may puke. It’s called Chronic Illness for a reason: it WON’T go away. I can’t cure it, fix it, help it or […]

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