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    Migraine and headache awareness month

    It is Migraine and headache awareness month and I have a headache most days and regular migraines so let’s get into it. I have spoken a lot about how important awareness days are, and I always keep my eyes on when something that affects me is going to be highlighted. I have struggled with headaches since I was a child, and migraines since I was a teenager, so I thought it would be good to chat about this month’s theme Myth, Truth, Action. Myth: Truth Action: There are so many ways that headaches and migraines can be minimised by the people around us. It is only by educating ourselves and…

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    Dealing with depression and mood swings

    Lately, I have been dealing with depression and mood swings, it has been so hard to cope with so let’s chat about it. I am not sure when it started for sure, though the latest cries from the government and their plans to make our lives harder didn’t help. But I feel like I am no longer able to keep calm and control my moods as well as I have in recent years. Now, like I said this could be due to the government and the stress that caused, but also because of my age and how I could be in menopause. Naturally, our hormones change as we age, and…

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    Are You Struggling With Your Health? Here’s How You Can Keep On Top Of It

    Are you struggling with your health? A lot of people do, so we’re not too surprised to be honest. There are a lot of reasons why someone would struggle with their health, and it’s about identifying the issue so that you can work on it going forward. The good news is that if you are struggling right now, there are things that you can do to keep on top of it, not letting it spiral into a deep dark pit. That’s what we’re going to be talking about today, so keep reading if you are interested in finding out more. Manage Stress Effectively The first thing that we want to…

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    My pillow was stopping me sleeping

    In today’s post I want to talk about how my pillow was stopping me sleeping and how I think I have finally found the answer! Ever since I first got sick, I have been struggling with neck and shoulder pain which is a symptom of Fibromyalgia. I also have a lot of joint pain and spine pain thanks to Ehlers Danlos, so I need to do all I can to support those areas of my body. For years now I have been trying different pillows, buying whatever other chronic illness bloggers suggest and trying to find the magic formula. I have tried soft pillows, hard pillows, memory foam, and feathers,…

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    The importance of symptom tracking

    Today I thought we would talk about the importance of symptom tracking and how it can help you manage your chronic illnesses. I never used to track my symptoms, and I mean for decades, I would just notice something new and try to remember when that appeared. But I started to notice that it was difficult to see and understand what made my illnesses worse or better. Monitoring your symptoms, along with what you are eating and doing, is a really effective way to see what your body is doing and when. It allows you to see if bread, or too much sugar, or if you go out for too…

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    EDS, ME, and Mental health awareness month

    It is currently EDS, ME, and Mental health awareness month, and as I have all of these illnesses, lets shed some light on them. Chronic illnesses are never easy, they rarely make sense to doctors and people tend to spend years looking for answers to their symptoms. I know I did, and I was wrongly diagnosed a few times before I got the right answers. This is one of the reasons why awareness days, weeks and months are so important, they allow people to see people with those illnesses. It also gives us an opportunity to talk more about them and this gives people struggling more information. Once we have…

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    Mental health and chronic fatigue

    It is currently both myalgic encephalomyelitis and mental health awareness month, so let’s have a chat about mental health and chronic fatigue. I have spoken in the past about the importance of awareness months, as they help us to spread knowledge and experiences around the conditions in the spotlight. I have also spoken about how all my illnesses have their awareness months in May… so I am doing my best! For me though, as my fatigue has worsened since also contracting long covid, I have noticed how my illnesses all affect one another. Especially how they seem to gang up together and affect my mental health, and I figure if…

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    meet our new puppy, Twig

    This week has been a big one, meet our new puppy, Twig! I am so excited to share everything about him so grab a cup of tea let’s get to it. You all know my dog Gizmo, my heart dog who was beside me for sixteen years, and who passed away at the end of February. Losing him broke my heart and I don’t think I will ever get over losing him. Gizmo was in a lot of my YouTube videos, and I spoke a lot about how much dogs help our mental health. Pets in general, help so many of us and not just service dogs, any pets can…

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    Disability is not a choice

    Disability is not a choice; our government seems to think otherwise as if we didn’t just come through a deathly worldwide virus! Grab your tea let’s unpack this! Rishi Sunak, a multi-millionaire, stood at a podium and declared an end to sicknote culture, he talked about an increase in people needing time off work or claiming benefits. He seems to have forgotten the fact that Covid is still happening, or that it happened at all. The government also seems to have blotted out the fact that for decades now the NHS has been starved of money and we have been losing staff because of how badly they are paid. It…

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    living well when you have chronic illnesses

    Today I thought it would be nice to share some secrets on living well when you have chronic illnesses. So, grab a cup of tea and settle in. When I first became sick, I fell into a deep depression, I had lost my health, my independence, my income, and my career. I wondered if I would ever enjoy my life again, and for a long time I didn’t. But I can honestly say, that though my health has slowly declined, and I have more pain and fatigue; I am so happy now. I have hobbies, a very positive and loved witchcraft practice, this blog, my YouTube channel and a wonderful…

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