In this blog post, I’m writing about why I find it so helpful to spend time in nature as part of my fibromyalgia toolkit. Intuitively, I’m aware that I always feel so much better after spending time outdoors, no matter the weather. It helps me keep the anxiety and depression, which are constantly hovering in … Continue reading The Great Outdoors – Benefits of Time Spent in Nature
Life with fibro, or any chronic illness, is hard. Living each day with a plethora of symptoms and no end in sight, unpleasant comments from others who don’t understand our condition and a feeling of missing out on what life has to offer. If former work patterns have been forced to change, we may find … Continue reading Things I’d Never Have Tried Without Chronic Illness
This month, I am joining in with the monthly writing prompts from A Chronic Voice for the first time as I only recently discovered this lovely online community :-). As well as the monthly prompts being a great read to discover how others interpret the words each month, it's also especially helpful for new bloggers, … Continue reading A Chronic Voice – June Writing Prompts
I’ve already blogged about how swimming can help fibromyalgia and it’s always been the most important part of my pain management toolkit. So the last year has been really hard as UK pools have been closed for a significant chunk of that time. For me, the effects of not being able to swim have been … Continue reading Fibro and returning to swimming post Covid-lockdown
We all know that exercise is a key part of the toolkit to help us manage fibromyalgia, but it can be hard to know which types of exercise might be the most effective in helping with pain reduction and quality of life more generally. Amongst the NHS recommendations for fibromyalgia self-help is swimming, along with … Continue reading How swimming can help with fibromyalgia
I’ve had a tough few months with lots of things going on which have worsened my fibro symptoms. One of the main problems has been struggling with insomnia, falling asleep easily enough but wide awake by 1am and may or may not get back to sleep again. Lying there, the pain kicks in, it’s impossible … Continue reading How Audiobooks Can Help With Night Time Fibro Issues
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com During the seemingly never ending Covid lock-down, one of the news articles that’s stuck in my mind reported a huge spike in interest in moving to the countrysidei. The BBC cited figures that across the UK, there had been a 126% increase in enquiries about buying a home in a … Continue reading Escape to the Country – How might rural living impact on managing chronic pain?
Since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, the pace of my life has slowed considerably. But I don’t feel that that’s necessarily a bad thing, as it has given me the chance to immerse myself in nature on daily walks. I’d never have been able to do this pre-fibro as I was always too busy dashing here, … Continue reading March Wanderings