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

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 ]

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 ]