We all get 24 hours in a day, and time management can be a challenge for anyone. Those 24 hours can fly by, and it can seem like there is never enough time to get everything done. But when you live with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease, your time is even more limited. How can you effectively manage your time and prioritize what you need to do when you live with an unpredictable illness like arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome?
Losing weight is hard enough when you don’t have any physical limitations. When you live with chronic pain, losing weight and keeping it off can seem even harder. When you go to bed hurting and wake up hurting, the last thing you want to do is hit the gym.
Fibromyalgia is believed to be responsible for the mysterious pain and fatigue of more than 5 million Americans, mostly women. It is an elusive and complicated syndrome whose cause is yet to be identified. It shows no outward signs and does not turn up on any tests. Fibromyalgia is an invisible process, but its sufferers know that it is very real. Scientists are only just beginning to solve the mystery, but there are still a number of things you can do right now to help treat your fibromyalgia pain.
Because I successfully use Kratom instead of opioids when my pain is especially severe, I am a strong advocate for education regarding its use in pain relief. This post will give you answers to what Kratom is, the reason it can have a bad reputation, and how to safely use Kratom for pain management.
Guilt often accompanies a diagnosis of chronic pain. When your life changes so drastically, and you can’t do the things you used to, it’s all too easy to become consumed by guilt and other negative feelings. We may hesitate to commit to plans, or worry that our families feel overburdened with our care.
Many battles have been fought and won, but a not a single side was ever victorious because of one soldier’s actions. Would a military leader ever send a single soldier into a battle to win it? No, and as a chronic pain sufferer, you’re in a fight against pain every day of your life. You need multiple strategies for pain management to live your life to the fullest.
What is chronic pain? For those that suffer with chronic pain, it's torture...persistent, nonstop pain. Those that suffer from a chronic type of pain usually experience it all the time.
Chronic pain sufferers don’t have the type of pain that flares up and goes away, and usually they will always need some type of treatment throughout their lives in order to cope with even the mundane tasks of daily life. This post explains the basics of what it is, how to identify it over acute pain, what some of the causes of chronic pain are, and some of the treatments.
I’m the Lady in Pain, welcome! I’m Sophie, and I have been in pain of various types and severity most of my life. I love helping others that are struggling with ways to alleviate their pain as I’ve tried almost everything myself.
My favorite things include cozy mysteries, pain free days that get me outside, and cake. I hope you’ll find something to help you from my arsenal of pain relief attempts. Many have helped me, and I hope to save you from wasting your money on those that didn’t.