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Posts tagged Fibromyalgia

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

So I’ve been trying to reduce my sweet tooth too.  I’m still a Pepsi Max addict but I alternate with tea, coffee, water and soda with lime as well now, all unsweetened, not even with sweeteners as I get enough of that in Pepsi (I.e. too much).  I’ve also switched to dark chocolate and limit […]

On Boobies

On Boobies

I love boobs. I’m a woman with boobs. I’m a bisexual woman who likes other women’s boobs. I don’t like bras. Wearing clothes with Fibromyalgia is not fun anyway. I don’t like the feel of pretty much any fabric against my skin. When at home I wear satin nightwear, cotton pants and sleep in satin […]

On distractions

On distractions

Today I was in agony.  Today I didn’t want to be awake but couldn’t even nap due to pain.  Today I played World of Warcraft to distract myself and it worked for the hours I sat up to play.  This evening I am still in agony but at least I didn’t spend the day thinking […]

Support Groups

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i must admit I was a skeptic a few years ago about support groups.  I’d been offered a place in one for psychotherapy and found the idea horrid.  When I’m suicidal the last thing I want is to be surrounded by people. After having fibromyalgia for a while someone suggested I join a Fibro support […]

Lonely in London

Lonely in London

One of the big problems with living in a vibrant City like London, particularly whilst hosting the Olympic Games, is that there are lots of wonderful things going on, experiences that others are having, that I just cannot be a part of. I cannot use public transport due to my immune system, and thus almost […]

Ever just feel so lonely?

Ever just feel so lonely?

I live with my parents and my Cat. I am very rarely alone in or out of the house and yet I feel terribly lonely. Do you remember when you were a teenager and “no-one understands me” was a daily retort? More than ever I find myself wanting to scream that at those around me. […]

The problem with painkillers

The problem with painkillers

The problem with painkillers is the catch 22… At 4am I was still not asleep. Not because I wasn’t tired but because I was in agony and couldn’t relax my body nor mind. So I took a large chunk of my daily “as needed” painkillers. tramadol 150mg arcoxia 90mg paracetamol 1g metoclopramide 20mg the upshot […]

Soya bad

Soya bad

So apparently I am (still) intolerant to soya. I say still because it used to make me rather ill I’m the form of tofu. I find my revisitation to it’s ill effect strange as I can happily munch edamame til the cows come home with no problems but apparently its milk is a different story. […]

Sick + Sick

Sick + Sick

The problem with being permanently sick (other than being permanently sick of course) is that when you get a “bug” or a new “complaint” it’s twice as nasty. I’m currently nursing the end of yet another cold (my immune system seems to treat them as regulars now, I must get better bouncers) and praying it […]

More knives (of the scalpel variety)

More knives (of the scalpel variety)

First and foremost you will hopefully be pleased to hear that Mamma Cubb’s surgery went very well and she is recovering nicely Now onto new knives… On Tuesday I saw a new (to my personal quota) consultant, Mr Alberto Isla, at Northwick Park Hospital. I was referred to him by my gastroenterologist, Professor Jay Arnold, […]

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