09.11.2017

Liberty Lixir review | All natural hemp CBD tincture for pain relief and sleep

I was given a bottle of Liberty Lixir 1000mg CBD tincture as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Liberty Lixir review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. This post contains affiliate links.  If you've been reading FedUpwithFatigue.com for a while, then you know I am a big fan of CBD (cannabidiol) products for pain relief. For those who aren't familiar with CBD, here's a quick primer: CBD is one of more than 85 cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Most people are … [Read more...]

09.04.2017

Thync review | Using neurostimulation to improve sleep & mood

I was given a Thync device as part of this product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Thync review remain my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I am not someone who always has to have the latest cell phone or smartwatch, but I do admit I have a fascination for gadgets that promote better health. I really like the idea of easy-to-use tools that are drug free without side effects. That's why I was excited to have the opportunity to try out Thync Relax Pro, a device that uses neurostimulation to promote … [Read more...]

07.31.2017

30 low-cost fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme treatments

This article on low-cost treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor.  Chronic illness can be a huge financial drain. As someone who is living with fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, most of the money I make from working part time is spent on my treatment. I hand over hundreds of dollars every month for the cleanest, healthiest food I can find. I spend way too much money on supplements just so I can function. And then, there are the doctor's appointments (which cost hundreds of … [Read more...]

06.12.2017

Fibro warrior develops exercise program just for us!

This article about Autoimmune Strong was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link.  Exercise is a sore subject (literally!) in the fibromyalgia and Lyme communities. That's why I've avoided writing about it for so long. I know a lot of you will agree with me when I say I'm sick of hearing doctors and researchers tell me that I'll feel better if I just exercise. But I also know, based on the current research, they're probably right. The problem is when we're struggling to get the … [Read more...]

06.05.2017

Using a weighted blanket for fibromyalgia

This article on using a weighted blanket for fibromyalgia was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Growing up in a drafty farmhouse, my mom would always add an extra blanket or two to my bed during winter. I remember feeling comforted by the weight of the blankets as I drifted off to sleep. Turns out, there's a physiological reason for why I felt so calm and secure under those blankets. The added weight caused my body to release serotonin, a feel-good hormone that promotes peace and well-being. As adults, we … [Read more...]

04.11.2017

Limitless Lotion review

I was given a bottle of Limitless Lotion as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this Limitless Lotion review are my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company. Anyone who's read Fed Up with Fatigue for a while knows I'm a sucker for lotions and potions that promise pain relief, so any time I have the opportunity to try a new one, I am all over it. A few weeks ago, I was asked by the Chronic Illness Bloggers network to test out Limitless Lotion, a pain-relieving lotion developed by the makers of … [Read more...]

03.08.2017

Using the Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak for fibro fog and fatigue

Alright, I am breaking new ground today! Introducing ... my first YouTube video! Yep, I may live in Delaware but I haven't lost my southern Virginia accent. Please excuse the UHs and OMs and the video quality. I promise I'll get better! This is a quick product share (around 3 minutes) of how I've been using the (affiliate link) Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak to help combat fibro fog and fatigue. It's been working well for me, so I wanted to share it in case it might benefit others. Just a quick clarification: In the video, I mention the Power Pak uses stevia as a sweetener. That is … [Read more...]

03.06.2017

6 pain relief devices for fibromyalgia

This article on fibromyalgia pain relief devices was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links.  Pharmaceuticals haven't been very effective in relieving my chronic pain from fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, so I am constantly on the hunt for non-drug therapies to help myself and my fellow fibro warriors. A few months ago, I shared my experience with the Quell wearable pain relief device, and I still use it pretty much every day with good results. Yeah, I know the idea of using … [Read more...]

02.13.2017

Vital Health Saunas review | How I’m using infrared sauna for fibromyalgia and Lyme

Heating pads, electric blankets and hot baths are top pain-fighting tools for many of us with fibromyalgia - myself included. A couple of months ago, I decided to increase my use of heat therapy and invest in an infrared sauna at the suggestion of my Lyme/fibromyalgia doctor. There are many benefits to using an infrared sauna, but I specifically purchased mine for pain relief and detoxification. My doctor explained that using an infrared sauna would help me to flush out toxins as the Lyme bacteria dies off during treatment, reducing my overall symptoms. There's some research indicating using … [Read more...]

11.28.2016

FedUpwithFatigue.com’s 2016 fibromyalgia gift guide

This fibromyalgia gift guide originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links. Before I developed fibromyalgia, I loved to shop! I was one of those crazy people who got up before daybreak to get the best Black Friday deals and spent Saturdays in December at the malls. I loved the excitement of the crowds, the thrill of finding the right gift and all of the goodies waiting for me in the food court. These days? Not so much. Traditional shopping is too much for my overworked nervous system: … [Read more...]

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