What’s Really Behind an Invisible Illness

I cannot even believe I am sharing this image, as it is, obviously, super atrocious. However, one of the reasons I write is to show ALL sides of living with chronic illness. So here it is: Yesterday, my Husband and I had to make the over 60 minute drive to handle an ongoing issue with […]

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8 Effective Pain Relievers for Living with Chronic Pain

I’m often asked what medications I use for relieving the pain and symptoms of living with multiple chronic illnesses. For that reason, I wanted to write a post outlining the medications I rely on to enable me to live, not just exist. In these past 8 years, we have pretty much tried everything. While some […]

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Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe for Dogs

Meet Oliver…..Oliver is a Schnauzer Mix Rescue, who also happens to be an Angel in a fur suit. <3 We also have a second dog, Lola, whom I also love dearly. But Oliver is my dog, while Lola’s favorites are my Husband and youngest Son. Oliver saved my life, when I saved him in 2016, […]

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Managing the Unending Nausea of Fibro and CFS

Two years ago, I had agonizing back pain that would not respond to any treatment. I was completely incapacitated with pain. We saw a Spinal Specialist at one of the big hospitals and I can remember my Husband explaining to him that if we could just improve my back pain, that my quality of life […]

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The Disability Award

I am SO excited to have been nominated by heyItschloejade for the awesome Disability Award!! Thank you so much! Please check out ChloeJade’s original post here: https://heyyitschloejade.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-disability-award/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Here are the nominee questions from Chloe: 1.) What do you wish people knew about Chronic Illness? I wish people understood that while I may be fine and […]

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Intermittent Fasting For Chronic Illness Week 3 Update

It’s been three weeks since we implemented intermittent fasting. You can find the original post here: https://fightingwithfibro.com/2019/03/22/intermittent-fasting-and-chronic-illness/ As I told you I would, I’m here to write an update. I wish I had some earth shattering results and I could report that I’ve been cured. No such luck. But, here’s what I/we have found: I’ve […]

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Ten Ways to Live Life Better With Chronic Illness

Life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I intended, to say the least. And in the beginning, when I was sickest, I was angry and full of pain and disappointment over getting sick. I had a difficult time seeing through the haze of loss and resentment to realize that I still had choices left in […]

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The Importance of Having a Fibro Family for Support-Please Join Our Fibro Family!

The past two weeks have been really exciting for me, with so many readers or other Bloggers reaching out, commenting and emailing. It’s been SO great!! When I started blogging, I really had one goal: to try to use my experience of living with multiple chronic illnesses to help others-I somehow had to create a […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Chronic Illness

In the seven years since I’ve gotten sick, I’ve tried at least a few “diets” to improve my Chronic Illness: gluten free, the arthritis diet, eliminating caffeine and salt, veganism (no flesh, dairy or refined sugar) and an ultimate return to eating meat. So it’s easy to see why I was resistant to agreeing to […]

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