The opioid crisis makes getting pain relief harder for those with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. Many sufferers find themselves scrambling to find alternative ways to treat their pain. One option that is causing quite the buzz within the fibromyalgia community is CBD oil. Many people with fibromyalgia have turned to CBD oil for pain, anxiety, sleep problems, and more.
When you live with fibromyalgia you know that health setbacks and flare-ups are bound to happen. A bad day or two, maybe a bad week or two. But there seems no end to the one I have been caught up in this last year. As daily living became more difficult, negative thoughts and feelings took over. I allowed myself to get hung up on how bad I felt and it opened the door to a major depressive episode.
(Guest Post) For those who haven’t heard of CBD, or Cannabidiol, before, it’s actually one of 85 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are all found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the other famous byproduct of marijuana, CBD isn’t psychoactive.
Stress and sleep issues are core symptoms of fibromyalgia. Our stress response, also know as the fight-or-flight response, is stuck on overdrive. In turn, overactivation our body’s stress response causes poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog, depression, and more pain. Personally, I am struggling with an increase of all of these symptoms which is why I was excited to try Thync Relax Pro. It is a wearable device designed to help improve stress levels, mood, and sleep quality.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many people are scrambling to find the right gift for Mom. If the Mom in your life has fibromyalgia choosing the right gift can be even more difficult. Typical Mother’s Day gifts such as flowers, perfume, or scented candles may not be appropriate. So I have put together a list of gifts that a Mother with chronic pain would love to receive.
Guest Post by Marcus Clarke
It’s all too easy to turn to a great big bag of potato chips or the tub of ice-cream in the freezer when you’re feeling down. Food has long been a source of comfort, even some time to the detriment of a widening waistband. But do foods truly have the power to alter mood?