Valentine’s day is a time for expressing love to your special someone. It is not a day to go broke or to trigger chronic pain. If your celebration depletes both your bank account and energy supply, you are defeating the purpose of the day.
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4 Emotional Challenges of Living With Psoriatic Arthritis
When I mention psoriatic arthritis, people usually think about joint pain and rashes, not emotional challenges. In my latest article for Healthgrades, I share four of those emotional challenges and the effect they have on my life.
CBD for Anxiety and Back Pain
CBD for anxiety and back pain? Could it really help? Learn how this cannabinoid works and which products are most effective.
Spring Clean: Spruce up your view!
Today I am going to present you with a spring cleaning idea that you may not have thought of……. sprucing up your view!
Coping with Fibromyalgia Stress Flares, Plus How to Reduce the Amount of Stress in Your Life
Fibromyalgia stress flares debilitate our mind and body plus disrupt our daily lives. Here’s how to cope with them and reduce occurrences.
Free Bath and Body Guide Using Plants
Get this powerful, 20-page eBook and learn how to incorporate essential oils, botanicals, Epsom salt, CBD and other skin nourishing ingredients to elevate your bath and body routine!
Pre-Black Friday Sale on My Favorite Wellness Products
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Maintaining Mobility: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 9
Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.
The Importance of Self-Care When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis
There two forms of self-care. There’s the fun kind that everybody likes and the not so fun kind that feels more like work than a good time. Today I am sharing the importance of both and why they should be discussed when newly diagnosed with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Assistance is Necessary: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 7
I can’t imagine anyone likes asking for help. I know I don’t. But as the pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis increased, I had no choice but to give in. I often wonder if it would have been such a painful process had I been warned at the time of my diagnosis. My guess is that….
Relationship Changes: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 6
I was caught off guard by the changes that took place in regards to my relationships with others. As a stay-at-home mother and wife my role was to care for everyone. But that all changed after my body was hijacked by fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.
All Pain-Relief Options: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 5
To expect millions of people who are as different from each other as the sun and moon are to find relief from one, two, or even three options is absolutely ridiculous! What we need are pain management plans that address us individually, not as group.
The problem is
The Importance of a Chronic Illness Health Journal: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 4
For doctors and patients to have a better understanding of how the disease progressing, what could be triggering symptoms/pain, and the impact it is having on the patient’s life they both need to see the full story, not just one day or week of the patient’s life.
Intimacy Issues: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 3
Let’s talk about sex!
Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis will destroy your sex life unless you are willing to accept and make changes.
What needs to change?
Things that may need reevaluating are:
Therapy is Important: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 2
Our prescribed treatments aren’t going to help if we are struggling with our mental health. Reasons why therapy is important after receiving a chronic illness diagnosis.
Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis
Receiving a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease is overwhelming. There is so much to take in, especially if you have no knowledge about your diagnosed disease and weren’t expecting it.
Relax, Reduce Pain and Anxiety, Detox, and Save Big
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Free Cannabinoids Guide: Everything You Need to Know!
In this free guide you will learn everything you need to know about finding the right CBD product for you!
Healing takes time, don’t rush it!
You’d think that after living with multiple chronic illnesses for as long as I have that I would have this waiting game down pat. I’m improving, but boy is it tough!
Tips That Will Make Going to the Movies with Chronic Pain Enjoyable Again
When chronic pain made going to the movies difficult my first inclination was to stop going. Later, I found ways to make going to the cinema enjoyable and today I am sharing those tips with you!