Fibromyalgia Fatigue Versus Pain. Which Is Worse And Tips For Coping With Each

Fibromyalgia fatigue versus pain. Both fibro symptoms are debilitating, but is one really worse than the other? The Disabled Diva shares her thoughts!

Memes That Describe What it is Like to Have a Chronic Illness During the Holidays

Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.

Invasion of the Brain Snatcher! Tips for Dealing with Fibro Fog

Tips for dealing with brain fog caused by fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.

Why I Love and Hate My Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

The day I received my diagnosis of fibromyalgia is also the day I formed a love/hate relationship with it. It was a hot summer day in Arizona when I received my diagnosis. I entered my doctor’s office with hope of finding out why I felt like crap and what could be done to make me feel better. Little did I know that only one of those would come true.

TIME IS NOTHING BUT NUMBERS ON A CLOCK WHEN RIDING OUT A FLARE

To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap May 20-24, 2019

This week’s blog recap includes skin cancer prevention tips, how to have a great vacation despite your chronic illness, and more!

5 Tips That Will Make Trick or Treating With Chronic Pain Less Painful

Does the thought of taking your child trick or treating send chills down your spine? Fear not! Keep your Halloween from becoming chronically crappy with these five tips!

Make Pain Your Bitch: How to Dominate Your Chronic Life

A chronic illness doesn’t have to be the end of the life you love. It is possible to live a full and pleasurable life with less pain. My chronic illnesses felt like a death sentence, until I turned the tables. I began winning my battle with chronic pain six years ago and continue to make progress. Find out how!

My Stress Relief is a Crock(pot)

Too tired to slave over a stove, yet want and need to feed your family? This week Donna shares how utilizing her crockpot saves her energy while filling her family’s bellies! Plus she has included a tasty recipe!!

The search for a diagnosis continues

Elysha shares her frustrations of living with chronic pain for over 3 years. She is clinging to her faith while she waits for a diagnosis…

Flexible Expectations

My mommy has several chronic illnesses.  A few of them are psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and abdominal adhesions.  However it doesn’t matter if a chronically ill person has one or more incurable illnesses, what they can expect to do on a daily basis is always changing.

The day most dread is the day I look forward to

For most, Mondays are the most dreaded day of the week.  It marks the beginning of a hectic schedule.  While my friends and family are complaining that the weekend is over, I find myself rejoicing every Monday. Long ago prior to living the chronic life, I also despised Mondays.  I looked forward to relaxing onContinue reading “The day most dread is the day I look forward to”

The Pain Coma

Painsomnia has an evil sibling, the Pain Coma.  Unlike a real coma, I am not completely comatose, but my physical and cognitive abilities are drastically reduced.  In some ways it resembles a real coma as in no matter how hard I “will” my body to move, it won’t, it’s paralyzing.  Then there is the feelingContinue reading “The Pain Coma”

Healing days

What the heck is a healing day?  I refer to the days when my body has had enough and forces me to rest.  Sometimes these days follow a day or period of time spent pushing past my limits, and sometimes it is just my body’s way of saying “I am tired”. A healing day orContinue reading “Healing days”

When the body craves deep sleep and the brain only wants a cat nap!

 Living with chronic pain is exhausting.  Although I have conquered my night time sleeping battle, I still battle daytime fatigue, just not as often as I used to.  Pain related fatigue comes in many forms.  There are days when I am lucky if I am able to stay awake for an hour or two.  SomeContinue reading “When the body craves deep sleep and the brain only wants a cat nap!”

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