Category Archives: Health issues

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

If you see me crying, know that you are witnessing pain that I hope you never have to feel.

Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the most wickedest of people.

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

March Madness Fitness Challenge

Packing for your chronic illnesses

What Happens When I Live My Old Life

Fibro Farts

Telling me that it could be worse won’t make me feel better

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibro Farts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fibro Farts

You may have heard of fibro fog, but what about fibro farts?

That’s right friends! We have yet another “F” word to contend with!

So what’s the deal?

Many people who have fibromyalgia also suffer from excessive bloating and gas.  Mine is also caused by adhesions that have wrapped themselves around my digestive system. There are many reasons inside and outside of the digestive tract that can cause it to become inflamed or obstructed.

The body living with fibromyalgia is always inflamed, which makes it work overtime.  So sporting a Buddha-belly shouldn’t really be such a surprise.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

How to avoid them

  • Drink water
  • Watch what you eat and avoid foods that are known to cause inflammation such as sugar, wheat, and artificial sweeteners.
  • Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let it blow!

Let’s get real, there are going to be times when we stray from our diets or just want to indulge a little….  Also, as every fibro warrior out there knows, this wretched disease doesn’t need a reason to make us miserable, it does a great job on its own.  So no matter how careful you are, you may still end up with a case of the fibro farts.  Here are a few ways to let them blow in style!

  • Embrace an expandable wardrobe: Choose clothing that look and feel good whether your belly is flat or bloated.
  • Let them blow!  Don’t hold them in! Worried about someone hearing or smelling them? Step into a large group or find a quiet corner and let loose.
  • Invest in panties or disposable fart filters
  • Don’t worry, everyone passes gas, you won’t be the first or the last to let one rip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two years!!!

I am not always thrilled to try new pain relief products.  I am skeptical and rightfully so as most really don’t help to the extent that someone who lives with excruciating chronic pain needs.  My attitude was no different when I was asked to try Oska Pulse.  I figured the worst case scenario would be that it didn’t work and I could warn my readers before they forked over several hundreds of dollars.  Thankfully I decided to give it a chance, because as you will see, it has changed my life.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups. I am not a medical professional and am not issuing medical advice.

I began using PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse in late November 2016.  I wasn’t diligent about running daily treatments, yet I still experienced enough pain relief to know that this device was something special. On March 24, 2017 I began using my drug free pain relief device in the manner it should be, daily and often.  That is when I experienced what this device could truly do.  I remember how giddy I felt after the first pain that my doctors said I would never live without, disappeared.  Then the next and the next….. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see what the future held.

To keep track of and to share my results, I began blogging about my experience.  Click here to read all of my PEMF therapy posts.  Short on time? No worries, I have the highlights covered below!

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 18-22, 2019

Cinematic Calisthenics: An Indoor Workout Than Anyone Can Do

Four ways I prevent leg cramps

How to have a pleasant bowel movement

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

Update on Soothing Skin Balm: It’s been four weeks since my daughter began using this balm on her eczema.  See the difference in her wrist! 

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

Four ways I prevent leg cramps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather changes, over use, lack of activity, these are just a few of the reasons that I experience spasms and cramps in my legs at night.  Sometimes it’s more of a nervous energy flowing through my legs that keeps me awake.  Other nights it’s muscle pain that is a product of a deeper pain.

No matter what the cause, restless, spasming, and cramping leg muscles ruin any chance I have of getting a good night’s sleep.

Prescription muscle relaxers failed me.  Believe it or not, muscle relaxers like Flexeril actually increased how often I experienced my symptoms and their severity.

In 2012 I slowly began addressing my symptoms from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and abdominal adhesions with natural and alternative treatments.

Seven years later and I can say that I finally found a way to sleep through the night without my legs cramping or feeling restless.

Here are the four ways that I have been able to accomplish this:

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups. I am not a medical professional and am not issuing medical advice.

CBD

I use CBD vape or isolate each evening to help relax my muscles.  While high doses do relax them, I have to be careful as I will experience spasms as they relax.  CBD also helps to relax my anxious brain.  I often find that my legs are more restless and cramp more than usual when my mind is working overtime.

Stretching

Exercising too much or not enough is a problem.  No matter how little or much I walk or workout, stretching is what is most important.  Each night before bed, I use elastic bands to gently stretch my leg muscles.

Magnesium

I am magnesium deficient.  Always have been, probably always will be.  My body won’t tolerate supplements and it doesn’t matter how much magnesium rich foods I eat.  However, I have stumbled upon a magnesium rich lotion that does the trick.  Good Night Lotion is now part of my nightly routine.  I rub my legs, hips, lower back, tummy, shoulders, and neck down every night approximately 10-15 minutes before I am ready to crawl into bed. It helps reduce tension, pain, and relaxes my body clearing the way to a good night’s sleep. Click here to read my review of this product.

H2O

Water, water, and more water…. I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated.  They key is to drink it throughout the day.  Too much at night, results in multiple bathroom visits throughout my night.  Filling a marked bottle in the morning helps me stay on top of my hydration goals throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to have a pleasant bowel movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that there are billions of cases of diarrhea reported every year?!?!

And that is just what is reported!!!!!!

Whether your diarrhea is caused by IBD, IBS, food poisoning, a side effect of a medication, or as in my case having your bowels under attack from abdominal adhesions, it’s safe to assume that none of us enjoy the experience.

What if I told you that cleaning up after yourself doesn’t have to be disgusting?

Wouldn’t it be nice to not fear clogging the toilet with the all the toilet paper you need to use in hopes of not staining your underwear?

What about not chaffing your rear end?

Today I am going to share some products that will make “making number two” less worrisome and painful while you are at home and on the go!

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

Once upon a throne

First up is my favorite product, the Squatty Potty!!  It really does make eliminating more comfortable! Personally, I feel like I clean out better when I use mine. And for those who want to poop better while away from home, there is a collapsible Porta Squatty!!! Click here to see all the available styles. There is one to fit your design style and budget!

Have you ever thought you were going to pass out from the stench while sitting on your throne?  How about fearing leaving someone’s bathroom smelling like a herd of cows left presents for them? I have!!! That’s where Unicorn Gold Potty Spray comes into play!!! Spray it over the toilet bowl before you squat and it locks stink in below the water line while keeping the drop zone smelling fresh! Click here to check out Unicorn Gold Potty Spray!  Also recommended: Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray and Flushie Pre-Toilet Spray.

Clean up

This next item makes a number two clean-up a much easier task! What is it you ask? Why it is a bidet!!!  I know, I know, bidets aren’t the norm in the United States, but they should be!  I have been using mine from Luxe Bidet since May of 2016 and I love it!! Seriously, while a little strange at first, I quickly took a liking to how much cleaner I felt, especially after a bout of diarrhea!  The best part is how much money my family has saved from using less toilet paper.  Click here to read my original review of the Luxe Bidet 185, here to check out the latest from Luxe Bidet like the 320, or here to compare it to the Refresh-It Bidet from Squatty Potty.

Not having access to a bidet while away from home shouldn’t mean that you can’t achieve an acceptable level of clean!  There is the option of a portable bidet! Click here to check out this affordable and convenient option.

For a squeaky clean rear while on the go, I like to use a toilet paper foam or spray!  They are environmentally safe, plus they soothe your bum while you clean it!  My top picks are: Toilet Paper Foam by Squatty Potty,  Pristine Toilet Paper Spray, and Refresh Liquid Wipe.

Although I haven’t tried these myself, I have heard that Shittens are fabulous for getting a great clean without worrying about getting any mess on your hands. They are basically a disposable, but not flushable, wipe.  Click here to see if Shittens are for you!

The aftermath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give yourself a little chuckle when unclogging your bowl with the Poop Emoji Plunger from Squatty Potty! Click here to check it out! But for those who would rather have a hard working plunger, click here.

Last but not least….. let’s say despite all your best efforts, you ended up staining or soiling your clothing.  Before you decide to throw your clothes away, run them through the washer using OdorKlenz Liquid Laundry Additive.  I kid you not, this stuff works!!!! I used it as a last ditch effort to remove cat urine from a cherished blanket and IT WORKED! I had tried so many other things, but the stench was still there.  OdorKlenz Laundry additive, available in liquid and powder, is my go to stinky smell eliminator. It is also great for getting rid of the nasty smell that occurs with front loading washers!  Click here to check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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