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)
Since being diagnosed with fibro, I have focused on holistic methods to self-help. Now that’s not to say I have never taken medication…I have but only found that medication came with it’s own problems and didn’t have an impact on my symptoms.
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).
I know there are times when just the thought of exercise is way of the scale…but through personal experience and evidence it’s been shown time and time again that gentle exercise is beneficial to people with fibromyalgia in so many ways including cognitive functions.
Change in climate is not a factor impacting on fibromyalgia symptoms according to one doctors study…
Attitude of Gratitude!
There are days where I could just hide under my duvet cover and stay there, especially during the winter months. That slippery slope leading to depression, when you live with a chronic condition, is all too easy to slide down.