Category Archives: pain

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

The sun on my skin feels as if it is burning/cooking me. I avoid the sun as much as possible and that includes the heat itself. I don’t have to be in direct sunlight to feel like I am burning.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

How to Find a Good Pain Clinic for Fibromyalgia


How to Find a Good Pain Clinic for Fibromyalgia

If you are looking for narcotic pain relief you need to find a reputable pain specialist. Most regular doctors no longer prescribe opioids at all. It used to be you could go to your primary doctor with a backache and receive painkillers. This no longer happens and hospitals no longer just automatically prescribe opioids if you are in the emergency room for pain.

I am taking psychiatric medications that won’t allow me to have narcotics. I did have a pain specialist years ago though.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate


If you must have chocolate, choose dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for pain including Fibromyalgia. Dark chocolate has more cocoa in it and that is supposed to help with pain. Don’t eat the milk chocolate and white chocolate and expect the same results. Plus they have more sugar in them.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia


How to Survive the Summer Heat with Fibromyalgia

I am absolutely miserable during summer and burn within 15 minutes and 30 minutes with sunscreen. I try to avoid the summer heat.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Rosemary for Fibromyalgia Pain and brain fog


Rosemary helps with pain and brain fogginess.

You can put plants around the house or your bedroom. Plant bushes in your yard.

Use essential oils in Rosemary.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

Trigger Point Therapy for Fibromyalgia Pain


Here is an article on trigger point therapy: http://healthiculture.com/fibromyalgia/newsletter/triggerpointtherapy/tptherapy-1.php

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Fibromyalgia and exercise


Doctors do tend to recommend that you do some light exercise with Fibromyalgia. Mine suggests walking (have a fitbit and slowly adding more steps) and swimming in warm water is another one.

Though for some this works the opposite and increases the pain. You have to decide which is more important to you and what your pain level is. I am trying to walk through mine before I become completely unable to walk at all and end up in a wheelchair.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com