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Top Tips For Living With Fibromyalgia

May is fibromyalgia awareness month with fibromyalgia awareness day on 12th May. This year I'm working with Fibro Blogger Directory to bring you recommendations from fibromyalgia bloggers around the world on what helps them. There are links to my fellow bloggers if you want more information on any of the recommendations. I have been diagnosed… Continue reading Top Tips For Living With Fibromyalgia

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Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

Sometimes life can get too much and you need to block it all out. You are overthinking and can't seem to switch it off. The world seems to be closing in on you, and you have nowhere to turn. On these days, all you can try to do is survive. I have had a few… Continue reading Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

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Managing Symptom Flare Ups in Cold Weather

Some flare ups can be down to stress, overexertion etc. But I find a lot of flare ups coincide with weather changes. My whole body reacts fo different weather. When it is humid, I get pressure headaches and my brain is super foggy and fuzzy. When it is stormy, my skin gets prickly. By far… Continue reading Managing Symptom Flare Ups in Cold Weather

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Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

Like many living with fibromyalgia, I am willing to try most things that have any chance of reducing my symptoms. A while ago, I took a course over a few weeks all about tai chi for those living with fibromyalgia. I have always been a fast moving person, always wanting to help, running around at… Continue reading Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia

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How Pacing is Helping me Reduce Flare Ups

When I'm working, I can sometimes manage up to 20,000 steps in a day without realising. But boy do I suffer for it afterwards. The following days I would be lucky to manage 1,000 steps. Since starting my June challenge for Versus Arthritis to walk 8,000 steps a day, I started testing my limits trying… Continue reading How Pacing is Helping me Reduce Flare Ups

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Adapting Exercise for Chronic Pain: My Latest Walking Challenge

I have come to realise that any kind of exercise causes more pain, but no exercise is far worse. When I don't do any exercise, my muscles weaken which only leads to more pain. Most days at work I would normally get quite a lot of steps in, swapping between office work and outdoor work… Continue reading Adapting Exercise for Chronic Pain: My Latest Walking Challenge

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Staying Strong during Isolation

It is a trying time for everyone in the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the world is on lockdown. You would think the chronically ill would be great at isolating themselves, since that is what we do in normal circumstances. The problem is, when we are feeling well enough we… Continue reading Staying Strong during Isolation

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My Fibro Life

For Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on 12th May, I'm raising awareness by sharing my fibro story up to this point. I have been blogging about my experience with chronic illness and particularly fibromyalgia since July 2018 and ironically this is also my 100th post, so a good time to reflect on my fibro life. Fibromyalgia is… Continue reading My Fibro Life

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Fibromyalgia and Leg Weakness

One of the most disabling symptoms of fibromyalgia is leg weakness With fibromyalgia muscles can be injured easily Sometimes you don't even realise you've hurt yourself You thought you had gotten away with it, not overdone it But no matter how hard you try to strengthen your body Your legs are always the easiest to… Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Leg Weakness

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Chronic Pain: How Exercise Can Help or Worsen Symptoms

Whenever I see a doctor or other professional They always say exercising helps with the pain I agree you need to keep your muscles strong to avoid more symptoms But at the same time exercise can cause even more pain ... Anything more than walking short distances can lead to pulled muscles Even when I… Continue reading Chronic Pain: How Exercise Can Help or Worsen Symptoms