Fibromyalgia information and self-care tips for living a better life despite chronic illness.

The Fay Farm Healing CBD Hemp Lotion Review

The Fay Farm Healing CBD Hemp Lotion Review

I have been given the opportunity to review another product made by The Fay Farm, their Healing CBD Hemp Lotion. The CBD contained in The Fay Farm’s products come from hemp which refers to the varieties of cannabis that are grown to be specifically used for fiber, oil, and seeds. CBD is the second most abundant compound in hemp and unlike THC, it cannot get you high. CBD is extracted in oil form and is considered a legal cannabinoid. It is safe to consume in any amount and concentration. [ Read More ]

15 Fibromyalgia Blogs To Check Out

15 Fibromyalgia Blogs to Check Out

Suffering from fibromyalgia can be an isolating experience but, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. The internet is full of helpful blogs created by fellow fibromyalgia patients who share their experiences, advice and support. Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite fibromyalgia blogs with you. [ Read More ]

Quell Wearable Pain Relief Review

Quell Wearable Pain Relief Review

I have been using a new product to manage chronic fibromyalgia pain called Quell. Quell wearable pain relief is a device that stimulates your nerves and triggers your body’s natural pain blockers to relieve widespread pain. Quell is also the only over-the-counter nerve stimulation device that is FDA cleared for use while sleeping. Although the Quell is similar to a TENS unit, it can be worn 24 hours a day. So here’s the big question…does it work? [ Read More ]

Restrictions on Opioid Medications for Chronic Pain

Restrictions on Opioid Medications for Chronic Pain

For many people living with chronic pain, opioid medications are a critical component to managing their pain and overall quality of life. However, the nationwide crackdown on opioids has put chronic pain sufferers in an impossible situation. The growing fear and stigma linked to opioid use have led to chronic pain patients being viewed as drug seekers and liars. We are viewed this way whether we take pain medications or not. [ Read More ]

Managing Your Fibromyalgia Pain Safely

Managing Your Fibromyalgia Pain Safely

People with fibromyalgia are usually prescribed pain relievers, sleep medicines, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and anti-seizure medications to help with their symptoms. These medications all come with risks and side effects so they are just as likely to do harm as to help. In this guest post, Marco gives us some tips to treat fibromyalgia pain safely. [ Read More ]

Guest Post: Can diet affect Fibromyalgia symptoms?

Can Diet Affect Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Although there is little clinical research on how diet can affect fibromyalgia symptoms, many people find that the food they eat can impact how they feel. In this guest post, Gabriella Diesendorf discusses that while there are no specific diet rules for fibromyalgia, there are some foods that should be avoided. [ Read More ]

Physical Self-Care Strategies To Manage Fibromyalgia

Physical Self-Care Strategies To Manage Fibromyalgia

There has been an increasing trend toward self-care. It is extremely important for the successful management of long-term illnesses. But, good self-care can be a challenge for many people. It can be especially challenging when you have a chronic illness like fibromyalgia. In this post, I will share the strategies I use to maintain physical self-care and how I use the free Health Storylines app to keep me on track. [ Read More ]

Dog-tired? Power Up With FibroCane Energy

Dog-tired? Power Up With FibroCane Energy

Persistent and chronic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia. You may be tempted to try an energy drink to give you a boost. But most energy drinks are packed with sugar, caffeine, and other stimulants which are potentially harmful. There is a better alternative. FibroCane Energy, a delicious supplement drink mix that has been specially created for people with fibromyalgia. [ Read More ]

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Online Events

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day Online Events for 2016

May 12th, 2016 is International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. People worldwide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia throughout the month of May. This year’s theme is Your Voice Matters – Make Fibromyalgia Visible. You may be wondering how you can participate when you can’t even get out of the house. Luckily, there are a few Fibromyalgia Awareness Day online events to help spread awareness, raise funds, and even help aid in your healing. [ Read More ]

The Connection Between Chronic Hepatitis C & Fibromyalgia

The Hepatitis C – Fibromyalgia Connection

Many experts believe that viral infections can trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. The Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, and hepatitis B and C have all been implicated in the development of fibromyalgia. Chronic hepatitis C in particular shares many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. In this post, I will explain how chronic hepatitis C is linked to fibromyalgia and why hepatitis C may trigger the onset of fibromyalgia. [ Read More ]