During my worst crash which lasted for months and culminated in the start of cluster headaches (not sure whether it’s related to fibro or not), stuck inside the house for a few months, with very little mobility and severe pain, I found that I lost a couple of my closest friends.
It is critical to spend your time with uplifting, positive people. Yes, we all have upsets, or something we are worried about at times in our life and need to speak with a close friend for advice. If they came to you, as a good friend, you would listen to them and help as much as you could. But…
Having said goodbye to dairy products after finding that they had a huge impact on my symptoms, especially my stomach, I was concerned about how exactly I would manage my calcium intake. I didn’t want to rely simply on supplements so I went in search for the top calcium rich veggies (I am also vegetarian).
So here they are Ta-Dah…
Being totally honest with myself was one thing but being brutally critical was another. For a long time, I felt inadequate, I hated what was happening to my life, I felt as though life was being drained from me day by day. Wanting to do so many things, especially with my children, and just not being able to. My energy or lack of, continuously putting a halt to plans I had made. The pain I felt because there were times, I couldn’t even hug my children, it was just too painful.
How much do you believe the environment around you affects the severity of your symptoms ?
Energy! Now there’s a million-dollar word.
I was never sure where my energy came from, I just took it for granted, as we do many things in life. My daily life consisted of working, housework, running around after 6 children, I would be on my feet from dawn till dusk plus some. Then after the boys went to bed would exercise for at least 30 minutes each night.
Then fibromyalgia set in…
Another school morning and I have to get the boys up and ready, all chaos breaks loose. I used to wake up just before waking the boys up, giving myself no ‘me time,’ whatsoever. Despite thinking I was organised the night before…when theory turned to practice…long story short… I wasn’t!
Magnesium Bath Soak (Epsom Salts)
I have focused on natural self-help methods since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I have had to take medication at times, the pain levels were just too high to cope with in my busy everyday life (we all know how busy life can get).
Turmeric Tea has become my yummy, healthy replacement to tea and especially coffee (although to be honest I still have one now and again, just can’t resist).