how access to opioids for chronic pain changed my life

How access to opioids changed my life

I’ve shared before how I came to be on opioids for chronic pain. My pain levels had basically gotten so high I was almost bedridden. I couldn’t take care of my kids, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t do anything that required walking or standing of any sort. Luckily for me I had been a patient […]

medical sexism- how doctors ignore women's pain

Medical sexism-how doctors ignore women’s pain

I have long talked about the serious problem of medical sexism and how badly woman are treated by doctors as compared to men. Here’s just a few basic statistics as a refresher about medical sexism: Women are more likely to be given sedatives for their pain, while men are more likely to be given pain medication. […]

7 things people with fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

7 things people with Fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

When you have a chronic illness you tend to hear the same responses over and over again. Some of these responses come from people who have good intentions, some come from people who just don’t think. Either way they are hard to hear repeatedly. I know what you deal with now because I’ve had (insert […]

managing fibromyalgia in heat and humidity

Managing Fibromyalgia in Heat and Humidity

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.  In a few weeks I’m going camping… In July… In Louisiana… Just writing that makes me start to sweat. Clearly I have a screw loose for agreeing to do such a thing, especially after complaining about how much I hate summer. However, I […]

pain relief with heat pain pro tens device

Pain relief with Heat Pain Pro TENS device

Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Please see my disclosure policy for more details.  In my never ending quest to relieve chronic pain I’ve tried several different pain relief devices such as Quell , Oska Pulse. Hummingbird, and Techcare TENS. This […]