Medsmart: The medication reminder app

As my readers will know, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost two years ago. Since then, I've been on amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant that's prescribed to help with chronic pain and fatigue. Amitriptyline is a tricky drug. It took me a while to get used it each time my doctor increased my dose, leaving me [...]

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Unrest: A film about chronic illness by Jennifer Brea

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue [...]

Painleave: Tracking Chronic Pain

"Painleave helps you get to the bottom of your pain or illness once and for all. A pain-free life is waiting." A free service, Painleave encourages those of us who suffer with chronic pain to sign up, and keep track of our flares. Record symptoms & uncover their triggers Organize everything your doctors tell you Keep track [...]

Not A Diet: Spicy Yoghurt Chicken

It can be hard coming up with recipes that tick both the yummy and low calorie boxes - especially when it also needs to serve as a lunch to take to work. Last week, bored with my usual fare, I searched the internet for inspiration. Spicy yoghurt chicken is exactly what it sounds like - [...]

Just Pristine Cleaning Services

For those of us living with a chronic illness, managing to do everything we need to do every day can be tough. Whether it's working full-time, looking after the kids, running errands, food shopping, cleaning - or all of the above! - chronic illnesses can make everyday life even more difficult to deal with. I [...]

N:rem Sleep System

A few months ago, I reviewed N:rem Sleep System, a set of foam inserts that sit on top of your mattress, and are designed to help those of us with chronic pain sleep better and more comfortably. When I first used them, I was undiagnosed, and going through a lot of issues. I've since been [...]

Not A Diet: Update

Many of you have been following my Not A Diet feature, which has included various yummy recipes and things I've tried since being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The doctor told me to lose weight, so that's what I've been trying to do. But I'm remaining body positive, and focusing on health, rather than looks. I'm sure [...]