The pain scales used in hospitals and doctor’s offices may be a useful tool for people of average health, but they are utterly useless when it comes to conveying the pain experienced by those of us with fibromyalgia.
The pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia does more than inflict pain, it often causes people to give up their careers. Find out if it is possible to continue doing what you do or if it is time to move on.
The body isn’t the only thing fibromyalgia inflicts pain on. Find out the toll it takes on our mental health and what we can do to protect it.
Whether it be from lack of energy, muscle weakness, nerve pain, joint pain, or one of the many other life interfering symptoms, there will come a time when using a mobility aid becomes a necessity.
Respect of friends, family, and everyone in between was one the last things I thought I would lose after my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Find out why it happened and what can be done to hang on to what you can!
Your body isn’t the only thing to suffer when living with fibromyalgia, your social life will too! Find out why and what can be done to prevent isolation.
Living with fibromyalgia is far from easy. In part two of this seven part series, I share how we pay with pain.
The trouble with doctors and fibromyalgia, from recieving a diagnosis and everything that happens after.
The cost of living with fibromyalgia goes beyond finances. Nothing I read at the time of my diagnosis could have prepared me for the high cost of living with fibromyalgia.
Five ways to reduce chronic pain from fibromyalgia.
What you see versus what’s really going on in my chronic life may surprise you. Take a look at the photo above. What do you see? If I was someone who wasn’t with me at […]
Not everyone understands why I fight. In fact, some people will never know the demons I have battled and I am happy that they will never be able to comprehend the torment that I have survived.
For twelve years I followed my doctors pain management plan only to end up in a wheelchair and in horrific pain. Fed up, I created my own pain management plan and have been improving ever since.
Living with one or multiple chronic illnesses involves a LOT of waiting. We wait for doctor appointments, test results, pain relief, cures, diagnoses, people to understand, and so much more. But does it ever end? There is no simple answer to this question.
The Disabled Diva Blog Feb 18, 2019 Recap. Cinematic Calisthenics. leg cramps from fibromyalgia, and two product reviews!
The Disabled Diva Blog Recap February 11, 2019. Make your Valentine’s day a great one despite your chronic illness and tips for a good night’s sleep!
My review of Earthley’s soothing skin balm for eczema.
Want to give your Valentine a gift they will cherish and use forever?! Forget lingerie or jewelry! This year purchase something that you and they can appreciate and benefit from. Give them and yourself the gift of pain relief!
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 […]
What happens when your doctor does not believe in your chronic illness diagnosis? Find out how they waste your time and money by running duplicate and unnecessary tests. Plus how they put your health at risk by dismissing you.