12.06.2016

ChronicAlly review: A subscription box for the chronically ill

I was given a ChronicAlly Box as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this ChronicAlly review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. Monthly subscription boxes are all the rage right now. You can find a subscription box for nearly any hobby or interest, and now there's one for the chronic illness community, too! The ChronicAlly Box "contains lavish and necessary products for the chronically chic woman's life. Every month, you can expect a treasure box full of 3-6 full-sized health … [Read more...]

11.02.2016

Healthy Line InfraMat Pro review

Disclosure: I was given a Healthy Line InfraMat Pro in exchange for writing this review. All opinions in this Healthy Line InfraMat Pro review are my own and were in no way influenced by the company.  For those of you who use heating pads, hot showers and other heated therapies to help manage fibromyalgia aches and pains, this post is for you! Over the summer, Healthy Line, a U.S.-based company specializing in heated stone mats, reached out to me and asked if I'd like to review one of their products. Yes, please! Healthy Line generously gifted me the FullMat-JT-Mesh InfraMat Pro, a … [Read more...]

10.25.2016

5 fibromyalgia-related products I won’t be repurchasing

I've never met a fibromyalgia-related lotion, cream or spray that I didn't want to try. Despite all the money I've wasted, I keep hoping that one day, somehow, someway, there will be a product that I can rub on my skin, and it will magically take the pain away. That would be awesome, wouldn't it? Well, I have found a few products that help reduce my fibro pain, but nothing ever delivers 100 percent. In fact, most fibromyalgia products fail miserably. I normally share products I like with my readers, but I think it's useful to share what didn't work, too. Below are a few of the products … [Read more...]

10.17.2016

Save money on your medical bills with Remedy

I was given the opportunity to try Remedy's medical bill savings service as part of a review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the service was a gift, all opinions in this review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.  Here's the biggest understatement you'll probably read all day: Chronic illness is expensive! I've only been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for a little over two years, but in that time I've spent thousands out of pocket on medical bills, and the costs just keep adding up. Last year, I started having this nasty pain and … [Read more...]

09.29.2016

Vital Plan Restore review

Disclosures: I was given the Vital Plan Restore Program as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Vital Plan Restore review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. This post may contain affiliate links. I know a lot of us with fibromyalgia have become supplement junkies. We've spent small fortunes on bottles of vitamins and herbs in search of a magic pill that's going to take away our pain and give us back our vitality. But very few of these products have made a difference in my … [Read more...]

09.12.2016

“The Truth about Chronic Pain Treatments” review + book giveaway

Disclosure: I was given a free book in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the author. This post may contain affiliate links.   When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I felt completely overwhelmed when I googled "fibromyalgia treatment." There's more than 4 million results!!! Like most, I initially depended on big-name sources like WebMD, the Mayo Clinic and the National Institutes for Health for information on the best treatments for fibromyalgia. These sites were great for the basics, but as I got further into my treatment, it … [Read more...]

08.26.2016

Organic Aromas diffuser review

Disclosure: I was given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Organic Aromas diffuser review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. I've always loved burning candles and using other home fragrance products. It just makes my home feel, well, more homey. But lately, I've been reading about how these artificial scents can be hazardous to our health. Since those of us with fibromyalgia and ME/CFS are notoriously sensitive to just about everything, I'm forcing myself to … [Read more...]

07.19.2016

Futura Genetics review

Disclosure: I received a Futura Genetics DNA test as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Futura Genetics review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. Futura Genetics review ... Would you want to know if you were genetically predisposed to having certain life-altering conditions? I know not everyone feels this way, but I definitely would! For me, the more information I know about potential health issues, the better. It helps me to make better decisions regarding my health. So … [Read more...]

06.17.2016

The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion Review

I received free product in exchange for this The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion review. I received no financial compensation. All opinions are my own. The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion review A couple of months ago, my friend Julie over at Counting My Spoons introduced me to The Fay Farm's Healing CBD Hemp Lotion, and it quickly became my go-to body moisturizer. (You can read my Healing CBD Hemp Lotion review here.) It's ultra moisturizing, smells great and contains natural ingredients. The CBD helps my fibromyalgia pain. I thought it couldn't get better. I was wrong. There is a new love … [Read more...]

05.16.2016

Quell wearable pain relief review + interview

Disclosure: I was given a Quell device as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Quell wearable pain relief review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. (This post contains affiliate links.) When my friend Julie over at Chronic Illness Bloggers asked me about trialing the Quell wearable pain relief device, I'll admit I wasn't expecting much. In recent months, I've read about several gadgets that propose to relieve fibromyalgia pain, and they all seemed pretty far-fetched to me. … [Read more...]

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