TW: I will be discussing weight gain, exercise and calories Having always felt like I have struggled with my weight. Being a chunky kid/teenager, slimming down a bit after puberty, gaining weight again sucked. I felt so crappy about myself. I hadn’t really weighed myself much leading up to getting ill so I can’t say … More Weight Gain with Fibro
Now these two words you wouldn’t expect to go together but they do, hand in hand. The more you improve your fitness level the better you can manage your symptoms. I have always been an averagly active person, I am a member of the gym, lift weights, do a little cardio. You know the drill … More Fitness and Fibro
As some of you may know, I have been suffering from a rapid heart rate (it has been up to 160bmp) along with chest pains and dizziness for the past 11 months. It has been such a long road to getting this figured out and I’m still not there. A few months ago I was … More Rapid heart rate, chest tightness and dizziness, could it be POTS?
How quickly time flies when you are sick hey. Today marks a whole year since I became ill. This time last year I started my day as per usual. I wandered in to the city to meet Chloe for lunch and was overcome with dizziness, chest pains and tightness as well as shortness of breath. … More One Year Sick-aversity
Earlier this month Chloe and I travelled to Edinburgh for the first time to visit a friend, shout out Alicia – thank you for taking us to the best spots. Here is a quick run down of everywhere we stop for food on our 3 day trip Kicking it off we have August 21 coffee … More Eating Vegan In Edinburgh
This is such an odd topic and one I feel isn’t discussed enough. The guilt and shame that comes with being chronically ill. From having zero control over how you feel or curing your illness. But also the guilt that comes from not being as affected as others that have the same condition. When I … More I’m not ill enough, the guilt…
What a year this has been. Probably one of the hardest I have been through in a while. It’s had huge highs and huge lows. I became unwell and was taken to A+E. After a long 6 months of not knowing, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. This left me with a lot of uncertainty regarding … More 2019, what a year. Thank you and goodbye
One of my first fears after getting ill was whether it would change how I travelled. Chloe and I love exploring new cities on long weekend breaks and I didn’t want my illness to ruin that. But all I could think about was how tired I would probably be, or how much my hip would … More Travelling with Fibromyalgia
Vitamins, probably not something you have thought about checking the label on to make sure they are suitable for vegans. Here are a few hidden things in vitamins making some not suitable: Bonemeal; animal bones Cysteine; animal derived. Fish oil Gelatine; animal bones Lactose; sugar from mammals milk Glucosamine; made from shellfish Plus loads more … More Did you know not all vitamins are suitable for vegans?
Very common symptoms of Fibro are tiredness and muscle pain making it a very difficult illness to get into a good workout routine with. But what helps fibro – working out! It is super important when you have a chronic illness to make sure your overall health is the best is can be – great … More Working Out When You Have Fibromyalgia