Suggestions on how to cope with fibromyalgia during the summer time
Photo by mali maeder on Pexels.com Until recently, it had been a few years since I’d swum in open water for one reason or another. I find this type of swimming not without its difficulties, but I do always feel a sense of joy and achievement after I have swum in a natural environment. In … Continue reading Open water swimming when you have fibromyalgia
During a recent health appointment, the practitioner asked “So how does your fibro affect your day to day life?”. It was probably the first time that anyone in a professional capacity had asked me that during almost a decade since being diagnosed. I gave an answer which, hopefully, painted a picture of what my everyday … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Month – How Does Fibro Affect Day to Day Life?
Once again, I’m happy to be able to join in with the monthly writing prompts from A Chronic Voice. As always, huge thanks go to Sheryl for organising these linkups, I know I find the insights shared by others valuable, inspirational and often humbling. Processing After an extremely tough couple of years for personal reasons, … Continue reading A Chronic Voice Writing Prompts – March 2022
**As ever, it’s important to note that I am not medically trained and can only write about my own experiences** Menstrual migraines usually occur in the 2 days before the onset of a period or within the first 3 days of a period and the NHS states that “menstrual migraines tend to be particularly severe”. … Continue reading Tips for Surviving Menstrual Migraine
I’m so happy to see the return of Sheryl’s monthly linkups on A Chronic Voice and glad to join in with this month’s prompts. Recuperating 2022 hasn’t got off to a great start for me health wise. I had a massive migraine and was bedridden for 3 days right across New Year which wasn’t the … Continue reading A Chronic Voice – January Prompts
Many of us, for various reasons, find the Christmas period to be an anxiety-inducing time which can cause our fibro symptoms to worsen. Often there’s a long list of activities vying for our attention - shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating the house and visiting relatives to name but a few. Added to that, there may also … Continue reading Fibro, Anxiety and the Festive Season
With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us may be undertaking car journeys, whether that’s to visit family, go Christmas shopping or attend a social function. I often find car journeys really uncomfortable and my pain levels tend to soar during and after car travel. With that in mind, here are some … Continue reading 5 Tips for Travelling by Car when you have Fibro
Receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is life-changing for most of us and I know that I have changed a lot as a person as a result. Capabilities, livelihoods, relationships, hobbies and interests may be impacted when you have fibro, to a greater or lesser extent. Speaking to others who also have chronic illnesses (not just … Continue reading How Living With Fibromyalgia Might Change You as a Person
According to the NHS, fibromyalgia most often develops in those aged between 30 and 50i, often a result of a traumatic event such as bereavement or injury. Whilst this rings true to a certain extent for me (I was 37 at diagnosis and had endured an extremely stressful few years just prior to that), I’ve … Continue reading Childhood Symptoms – could they have been Fibro?