Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Health, Spoonie

Fighting Fibromyalgia since 2012 by Guest Blogger, Arushi Lohiya

Fibromyalgia warrior, Arushi Lohiya has been suffering from Fibromyalgia since 2012. Arushi has added her face to Faces & Stories of Fibromyalgia and would like to share her poem about Fibromyalgia with us. I am so grateful that Arushi shared this, as each story told raises awareness and helps fellow sufferers. You can connect with… Continue reading Fighting Fibromyalgia since 2012 by Guest Blogger, Arushi Lohiya

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

My First Story published on The Mighty

I am so grateful and thrilled that The Mighty published my article about disability due to Fibromyalgia. I'm Not 'Lucky' to Be on Disability Benefits Due to Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain, Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Health

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) & How Can it Help You : A Beginner’s Guide, Part 1

When I was in the clinic for my depression, I learnt a very important therapy which helped me ...

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia warrior, Spoonie

My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day

My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day My journey with Fibromyalgia and inflammation started at the age of 21 with back pains and muscle spasms in my shoulder and neck. I was pregnant with my daughter at the time. At 3 months I was referred to a physio as my pelvis tilted and so… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia Story by Guest Blogger, Claire Day

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health

The Top Fibromyalgia Symptom we all battle with the most

The Top Fibromyalgia Symptom we all battle with the most

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health, Spoonie

Adding Purpose to Your Life

While looking through the internet, I came across this quote by Rick Warren. The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose It resonates so much with me. I wrote an article on my blog about having to go on disability due to my Fibromyalgia and how that took away my purpose in life.… Continue reading Adding Purpose to Your Life

Chronic Pain, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Health, Radical Acceptance, Spoonie

Radical Acceptance Template

In my recent blog post, Diagnosis Acceptance, you will read how I used Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radical Acceptance, to accept my diagnosis. I have drawn up a template for you to utilize when practicing this skill: DBT Radical Acceptance Template You can download the template for free under the Resources section of this blog. You… Continue reading Radical Acceptance Template

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health, Positive Affirmations

29 Positive Affirmations to change your life

29 Positive Affirmations to change your life Positive affirmations are positive phrases or statements that are used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. They are used as a means of introducing new and adaptive cognitive processes. All you need to do is pick a phrase and repeat it to yourself three to five times daily.… Continue reading 29 Positive Affirmations to change your life

Depression, Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health

Gratitude Journal

As mentioned in my post about gratitude and positive thinking , one of the things that I did was create a gratitude journal which I write in each and every day. I feel that it is very important for us to do this as although we have an illness that makes living so hard, we… Continue reading Gratitude Journal

Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health

Thank you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers on my blog and social media accounts. I work hard at trying to raise awareness for Fibromyalgia and I am grateful that with your support, I am successfully achieving this goal and my efforts are worthwhile. I will continue doing my part in… Continue reading Thank you!

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health, Spoonie

My Husband, Michael Gilchrist

This post is dedicated to my husband and to all the husbands out there that support us, 'the Fibromyalgia sufferers'. Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic condition. I believe that support from your family and friends goes a long way. Most Fibromyalgia sufferers end up losing their husbands/wives/partners as they cannot handle the support we need.… Continue reading My Husband, Michael Gilchrist

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Health

Surviving the Festive Season with Fibromyalgia

Tips on surviving the festive season There was a time when I really enjoyed the festive season ... setting up Christmas trees, buying gifts for everyone in amongst the hustle and bustle of the crowds, setting a menu for Christmas Day, buying the food and then cooking a lovely Christmas lunch for my family. Since… Continue reading Surviving the Festive Season with Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia

Suicide Awareness

Do you know what the number one cause of death is for someone with Fibromyalgia?

Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Health, Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Let's explore some natural remedies for Fibromyalgia Many people have come forward and asked me to recommend some natural remedies for Fibromyalgia. While I have not tried a lot of natural remedies, I can provide you with some and will let you know which ones I have tried and my success rate. SLEEP The first… Continue reading Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Chronic Pain, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health, Spoonie

What is a Spoonie?

This article covers "The Spoon Theory" This post is especially for newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia patients. A Spoonie is a person who suffers from an invisible chronic illness, like Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Chronic Lyme Disease, etc. The term originated from a post written by Christine Miserandino, entitled "The Spoon Theory". This YouTube video is of her explaining… Continue reading What is a Spoonie?

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Humour

I thought that I would do a lighthearted post today. I come across loads of Fibromyalgia humour on the internet and I thought today was a good day for a giggle. I hope you enjoy these:

Chronic Pain, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Health

My Fibromyalgia Story by Jeff McCool

My Fibromyalgia Story, by Jeff McCool My name is Jeff and I have Fibromyalgia. I'm one of the less than ten percent of males who contract this illness. I had throat surgery in 2000 which is, I believe, the trauma which caused this illness. I continued to work driving 60 miles a day, to and… Continue reading My Fibromyalgia Story by Jeff McCool

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Health, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Trigger Point Injections

Trigger Point Injections (TPIs)

Trigger Point Injections Every 4 months, I go to see my Pain Specialist and he gives me Trigger Point Injections (TPIs). The areas that he focuses on are my neck, shoulders, back (both upper and lower), my jaw and occasionally the muscles in my chest. I find these injections very painful and they often put… Continue reading Trigger Point Injections (TPIs)

Art, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia & Depression in Art

Fibromyalgia & Depression in Art Pinterest is full of the most amazing images. I have selected a few that speak to me and portray Fibromyalgia and Depression. Unfortunately there are no artists to credit but all these images come from Pinterest.

Chronic Pain, Depression, Exercise, Fibromyalgia, Health

Exercises for Fibromyalgia

I see many people asking which exercises are best for Fibromyalgia, and so I decided to do a post covering this topic. These recommendations are based on professional advice as well as my own experiences. One thing that you really need to do is some sort of exercise. I am fully aware that the muscle… Continue reading Exercises for Fibromyalgia