Cannabis Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain Better Than Opioids In 4 Fascinating Ways is available in both audio and print. Listen in or continue reading. The first time I tried medical marijuana for fibromyalgia pain was in 2012. I experienced relief that pharmaceutical pain medications had failed to produce since receiving my diagnosis in 2003. There areContinue reading “Cannabis Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain Better Than Opioids In 4 Fascinating Ways”
Hemp CBD or marijuana? Which should you choose for your chronic pain? Discover the difference and which is your best option.
The Disabled Diva says she will never buy cannabis edibles again! Find out what has changed with medicinal cannabis after recreational use became legal, why it is a problem, and what she feels is the best solution.
Making your own cannabutter is easy to do and will save you a ton of cash when you follow my directions. Start making your own medibles today!
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Here is a rundown of this week’s articles! Read what you missed and share what you liked! Love is Stupid In this article, Donna helps us overcome our insecurities and to recognize that we are worthy of being loved. Click here to read. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional costContinue reading “Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019”
I have been living with multiple chronic illnesses for over 17 years. Throughout this time I have learned to expect my body to fail my expectations. Some of those failures were due to my own unrealistic expectations of what I wanted to do and others were the result of my conditions progressing making it impossible for my body to do what it had been. If I have learned anything throughout my chronic life it is that I should always expect the unexpected…..
Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t The healthcare providers in America need to decide where they stand in regards to treating patient’s pain with narcotics. As it stands now, we are damned if we use them and damned if we don’t. When I first became chronically ill, I never had anContinue reading “Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t”
After almost two weeks of suffering from my muscles attacking my spine and neck, last night I felt like I was finally on the upswing. I could feel my muscles relaxing and my joints popped whenever I moved my body. I sounded like a bowl of rice krispies. With less pressure on my neck, my brainContinue reading “What they don’t see”
It’s been a rough day. I was woken up this morning by intense abdominal, leg, and back muscle spasms. Tears rolled down my cheeks as each wave of spasms squeezed tightly. As the day progressed, their frequency decreased, which allowed me to rest. In addition to this, my stomach feels as though it is filledContinue reading “Time-Out”
Abdominal adhesions began wreaking havoc in my life back in 2004 after having surgery to remove a giant cyst. Some, myself included wanted to blame the type of surgery performed for the adhesions, being that prior to having laparoscopic I had two C-sections without developing adhesions. But in my case it wasn’t the type ofContinue reading “My Abominable Abdominal Adhesions”
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”
This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain. They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no way to see them coming. This is spot on!! However it is how we choose to face those ups, downs,Continue reading “What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions”
We all know what insomnia is, but what is painsomnia? Painsomnia is when your pain(s) keep you from falling asleep or from reaching a restorative sleep level. With normal insomnia I would just get up and make good use of the time that should have been spent sleeping. UnfortunatelyContinue reading “Painsomnia, like insomnia but worse”
**UPDATE** October 31, 2016 While my friends and family are stressing over trying to figure out when they are going to have either or both the time or energy to put up their trees and decorate for Christmas, I am relaxed and ready to partake in loads of holiday fun! The year of Christmas hasContinue reading “The Year of Christmas”
30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: Psoriatic Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, nerve damage from surgery, and possibly MS 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: I was diagnosed with Fibro at age 33, PA at 34, DDD at 44. Nerve damageContinue reading “30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know”
Because most of the symptoms that stem from my conditions are invisible to the naked eye, I have often wished that there was some way for others to be able to see my pain without me having to say that I am in pain. A week ago I was reminded that I do have aContinue reading “Not so Invisible”