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

TheraSpecs Light Sensitivity & Migraine Glasses Review

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Migraineurs know all too well how lighting can trigger an attack. Light sensitivity medically known as photophobia, affects 80 percent of migraineurs. And light doesn’t just trigger migraine pain -it makes an existing migraine worse. Fluorescent lights are the worst for me. Besides triggering a headache, fluorescent lights can also make me feel dizzy and nauseous. So when I was invited to try out TheraSpecs Migraine Glasses, I jumped at the chance. [ Read More ]

Heath Benefits Of Marijuana Infographic

Health Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana has been shown to alleviate symptoms of a huge variety of medical conditions including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and chronic pain —without debilitating side effects. In an online survey of over 1,300 fibromyalgia patients conducted by the National Pain Foundation and National Pain Report sixty-two percent who have tried cannabis said it was very effective at treating their fibromyalgia symptoms. Another 33% said it helped a little and only 5% said it did not help at all. [ Read More ]

The Raindrop Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser by Organic Aromas

OrganicAromas Raindrop Aromatherapy Diffuser

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to enhance physical, emotional, and mental health. One of the most effective ways to reap the benefits of aromatherapy is to use an essential oil diffuser. By diffusing essential oils into the air, they are inhaled and sent instantly to the brain. Scent travels faster to the brain than either sight or sound. And smell is the only one of the five senses that can stimulate the emotional part of the brain where memories are stored. This is why diffusing essential oils can have profound effects on the mind, body, and spirit. [ Read More ]

How To Create An On-The-Go Migraine Kit

How To Create An On The Go Migraine Kit

If you suffer from chronic migraines you know how debilitating they can be. A number of factors can trigger a migraine. Some triggers such as strong odors, bright lights, and sounds are impossible to avoid when you leave the house. Even a simple trip to the grocery store can end badly. This guest post by Dr. Mark Khorsandi, who specializes in the treatment of migraines, gives some great tips for creating an on the go migraine kit. [ Read More ]

Aromafloria Muscle Soak & Inhalation Beads Review

Aromafloria Muscle Soak & Inhalation Beads Review

I have opted to take a natural approach when it comes to coping with the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This includes the products I use personally and in my home. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try 4 products from Aromafloria’s Muscle Soak Bath Collection and two of their Inhalation Beads. I was happy to say “yes” when I found out that Aromafloria bath salts, scrubs, and massage oils are 100% vegan, preservative free, and safe for us and the environment. [ Read More ]

Futura Genetics DNA Test Measures Risk For 28 Health Conditions

Futura Genetics DNA Test Measures Risk For 28 Health Problems

If you could peek into the future and determine if you were at risk for certain health conditions, would you want to know? On one hand, knowing your risks could help you get treatment or medical intervention before symptoms even show. It could also help to choose a lifestyle that is better for your health. On the other hand, knowing could trigger anxiety and stress, especially in light of the fact that the disease may not actually develop. Recently, I was offered the opportunity to review an at-home DNA test kit. In the end, I decided that I would rather know. [ Read More ]

Serenity CBD Lotion: Anxiety, Stress, & Pain Relief

Serenity CBD Lotion: Anxiety, Stress, & Pain Relie

Last month I wrote a review about The Fay Farm’s Healing CBD Hemp Lotion which really helps my fibromyalgia pain while softening my skin at the same time. Well, now the folks at The Fay Farm went a step further with their new Serenity CBD Lotion. They took all the things I loved about the original CBD lotion and made it even better by adding magnesium and calming essential oils that help with stress and anxiety. [ Read More ]

D-Ribose Increases Energy in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

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D-ribose is a simple sugar found in every cell of your body. It is an essential ingredient in stimulating natural energy production. The body makes d-ribose in tissues like the heart, skeletal muscle, nerve tissue, and the brain. Supplementing d-ribose is especially beneficial to those dealing with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure because energy demands exceed what the body is able to produce. [ Read More ]

Mo-Hogany’s Dream Cream & No Mo Pain Stick Review

Mo-Hogany’s Dream Cream & No Mo Pain Stick Review

What if I were to tell you there was a lotion that could relieve pain within minutes and keep it away for hours? Would you believe me? The name of this lotion is Mo-Hogany’s Dream Cream. Created by a chronic pain sufferer herself, Keri Anderson made Mo’s Dream Cream of entirely natural ingredients. It can safely be used on adults, children, and pets for all types of pain. [ Read More ]

The Best Natural Remedies for Treating Fibromyalgia

The Best Natural Remedies For Treating Fibromyalgia

Today’s guest post is written by Claire, whose husband was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago. In order to help her husband she started researching about alternative ways to treat fibromyalgia. She was surprised that some of these solutions helped her husband more than regular medications. Claire kindly asked if she could write a guest post about some of the best natural remedies for treating fibromyalgia. I applaud Claire for being so supportive to her husband and tackling this illness as a team. [ Read More ]