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Tips for Managing Chronic Pain

Tips for Managing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can arise for a wide variety of reasons. Some people live with it as a result of a physical injury, while other people’s chronic pain is tied to another chronic condition they have. Whatever’s causing your chronic pain, you’re no doubt here to find out more about managing your symptoms and living with the problem in a more sustainable way. Find out more about doing that below; each of the tips and ideas we’re about to talk about…

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Disabled community stop doing this in 2021

Disabled community stop doing this in 2021

I think I can safely say you are not alone in doing these things, I am as guilty of it as you are. But disabled community stop doing this in 2021 please? Can we move forward with a collective agreement to try and not do these things? I think we are all guilty of feeling like a burden, of feeling guilt or worrying too much what other people think. It is not something we do alone, but these things are…

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Getting back to exercise

Getting back to exercise

Exercise has been important to me for many years now and for a long time I did yoga every day. Looking after my joints and muscles helps my pain and protects my hypermobile joints. But with increased fatigue, and moving house that changed and getting back to exercise has become a priority. I have found since moving and helping my mom, that my own pain and fatigue have increased. This was of course expected, but meant that a lot of…

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Migraine awareness week 2020

Migraine awareness week 2020

It is migraine awareness week 2020 and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share a little about migraines that I have learned. This week is organised by The Migraine Trust and hopes to decrease stigma of the condition. What are migraines? Migraines are a headache with sensory disturbances that leave the brain struggling to process information from our senses. They are extremely complex and everyone experiences them differently, but a very bad headache is usually present. This…

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Finding my feet

Finding my feet

Finding my feet recently has not been easy, moving in with Mom to become a carer while dealing with my own chronic illnesses never would be! My mother before now has been living alone in my childhood home, and trying to cope with Multiple Sclerosis. It has only been since moving in that we have come to realise that she hadn’t been looking after herself. Rarely showering because she was afraid of falling, no exercise and a diet of mainly…

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Dealing with overwhelm

Dealing with overwhelm

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, and yet we are easing lockdown here in the UK, people are asking for radical social change and I am moving house! Right now I am very much dealing with overwhelm; That knot of anxiety in my stomach and knowing there is not enough time to get everything done! Moving house is always stressful, it always tops lists of the most stressful things you can do. Our house has very luckily…

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Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Oh yes it is that time of year again, and unpredictable British weather is causing pain! By now I should be used to it, I should be prepared and armed for all occurrences because here we never know what we are going to get! At the start of lockdown against Covid-19, it was hot everyone was moaning because they wanted to go outside and sunbathe and have fun. However, I had hayfever and the bright sun gave me migraines as…

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My illnesses awareness month

My illnesses awareness month

There are a lot of things I am not good at, including riding a bike, but the main one is remembering dates, birthdays etc. I really suck at it, still it was impossible to escape my notice this month that it is all my illnesses awareness month! Ok not ALL of my illnesses, but three of them the ones I think of as being my main three. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia have all affected my life…

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Flares and Animal Crossing

Flares and Animal Crossing

Flares and Animal Crossing are things I never thought would go together, but over the last week they have really gone together for me! So a few weeks ago I treated myself to a Nintendo Switch and the game Animal Crossing (not sponsored I wish!) I love watching people playing Sims 4 and at the moment a lot of the players are having a go at the new Animal Crossing game. It looked so cute and was so relaxing to…

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Tips for insomnia

Tips for insomnia

You know right now so many of us are struggling, able bodied or with chronic illness we are all in the same situation. I have seen a lot of people talking about struggling right now so I thought I would share some tips for insomnia that work for me. I have had insomnia my whole life, I remember as a child being put to bed and then reading, or just laying there. When my parents came to bed I would…

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