How to manage pain without medication

When you have chronic pain it is likely you will be prescribed some sort of medication to manage your chronic pain. For the most part, the medication your doctor prescribes will be reliable and prevent any bad pain flares but it is not perfect and sometimes it fails you and you're in excruciating pain for … Continue reading How to manage pain without medication

Things I crave because of migraine

Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas time is most people's favorite time of year because we get to spend time with our families and are surrounded by all kinds of treats that you don't get to make or have an excuse to eat any other time of the year. This time of year can also be a … Continue reading Things I crave because of migraine

My Chronic Christmas: How To Keep Your Pain Bearable This Holiday Season

Holidays are something that most people look forward to because it's a time when we have an excuse to take some time off work and spend time with our families but not if you have chronic pain.¬† When you have chronic pain you will miserable no matter what time of year it is because pain … Continue reading My Chronic Christmas: How To Keep Your Pain Bearable This Holiday Season

The Good And The Bad Gift Ideas For Migraineurs

Thanksgiving will be here is just a few short days and before you know it Christmas! Thanksgiving is late this year so some of us may have already begun our Christmas shopping so we can get it all done in time but sometimes when you have to shop for certain people it can be a … Continue reading The Good And The Bad Gift Ideas For Migraineurs

How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

When you have a family or friends that live with pain, you want to be supportive and do your best to try and understand what they are going through because the truth is they need your support! If you don't live with pain it can be difficult to see where they are coming from so … Continue reading How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

Blog update

Hey all, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Today I thought I would take the time to do a little quick update on a few changes I am making on Life with Spina Bifida. A couple of weeks ago I started having more migraines so my doctor told me to double the dosage on … Continue reading Blog update

Have you been shamed for taking medication?

When you are disabled or chronically ill taking medication will most likely be part of your life. Medications are what you need to functions but unfortunately, most people who aren't disabled or chronically ill don't understand that. All they see is us popping pills so they will start asking us questions like have you tried … Continue reading Have you been shamed for taking medication?

A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Migraineur!

It is Pain Awareness Month and since living with chronic migraines my days have never been the same. Before I get into anything let me shed some light on some statistics did you know that fifty million people in the United States have chronic pain and twenty million of those people have pain so severe … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Migraineur!

How To Cope With Chronic Fatigue

Take a minute to think back to a really long exhausting workday. Do you remember how exhausted you were and how much you just wanted to get into bed? Now imagine having to repeat that same exhausting shift every day for a month with minimal rest. Exhausting right? Well, that is a small fraction of … Continue reading How To Cope With Chronic Fatigue

Traveling With Chronic Pain

Next week I am leaving to go on vacation and don't get me wrong I love visiting family but I hate traveling! I don't think I know someone who hates traveling more than I do and now since living with chronic pain, I hate it even more! There are so many things that I have … Continue reading Traveling With Chronic Pain

The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?

If you are disabled or chronically ill you probably have heard of the pain scale and are very familiar with it! The pain scale is in pretty much in all doctor's offices so even if you aren't disabled you probably have heard of this method but just in case you haven't I will educate you … Continue reading The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?

All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!

Supporting someone with chronic pain can be difficult if you don't live in pain. Chronic pain sufferers learn how to cope with their pain and often times because we don't look like we are in pain so people assume we aren't! Friday is my birthday and although it will probably be a pretty good day … Continue reading All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!