While most people do not mean to be rude, what they say about my PsA often is. Here are 7 things not to say to someone with psoriatic arthritis and why.
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6 Impressive Benefits of Using Cannabis for Psoriatic Arthritis
Here are six reasons that I have been using cannabis to combat psoriatic arthritis pain since 2013 and have no plans of stopping.
Can Cats Detect Illness In Humans? This One Detected Mine Better Than Any Doctor!
Can Cats Detect Illness In Humans is available in both audio and written formats—press play to listen or scroll to continue reading. Earlier this week, my feline fur baby Rocky passed away. He was 21 years old. Rocky was more than a pet. He, as my daughter and I joked, was my soul cat! IContinue reading “Can Cats Detect Illness In Humans? This One Detected Mine Better Than Any Doctor!”
Psoriatic Arthritis Resources
Psoriatic arthritis resources for the newly diagnosed, those looking to improve life with PsA, or someone just wanting a better understanding of it.
Psoriatic Arthritis Twitter Chat
Psoriatic arthritis Twitter chat is taking place this Wednesday! Get all the details here and find out how you can help spread awareness!
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Connection
🧐 1 in 3 people with psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about it here!
Living with Pain, Misunderstood and Ignored
Chronic pain is misunderstood by our family, friends, doctors, and even ourselves. If not careful those misunderstandings could lead to more pain.
Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Wellness/Pain Relief Products and so Much More!
No need to leave home! Shop these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from home. Everything from pain relief to products that will make life more comfortable and easier!
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.
Six Stylish Canes to Keep You on Your Feet!
Whether you have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia, autoimmune arthritis, or any other condition that has caused you to struggle with balance, these canes will have you looking sharp while remaining on your feet!
The Disabled Diva’s Fitness Buddy October Challenge – Scaring up healthy habits for your body and mind!
This month we are scaring up healthy habits! No tricks just a bag full of treats for your body and mind.
At Least You Don’t Have….
Has anyone attempted to comfort you by saying “At least you don’t have…”? Have you comforted yourself with the same thought? he thing is, no matter how you end this phrase, it is never okay to say, not even to yourself! And here is why!