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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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: Protein Smoothies Part 2

Welcome to part two of my protein smoothie adventure, as part of my Not A Diet! Click here to read part one. After digging down into my protein powder, I found that it did actually come with a scoop! 1 scoop is equal to 25g, which is about 1-2 heaped tablespoons. Add more or less, [...]

Not A Diet: Protein Smoothies Part 1

I've been working with personal trainer and inspiring woman Colette for a week now, and we've come to the conclusion that my diet needs changing up. It seems I have a severe lack of protein, so we were chatting about how to add more to my diet. A quick Google search came up with several protein shake [...]

Not A Diet: Getting fit with fibromyalgia

As readers of this blog may know, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in May last year. On the advice of the doctor, I made an attempt to get healthier. And so, Not A Diet was born. *trigger warning* I'll be talking about eating disorders, OCD, and my abusive childhood. Proceed with caution. A bit of [...]

UK Blog Awards 2017

From today, you can vote for The Bandwagon in the UK Blog Awards 2017! In 2014, I started this blog to provide myself with a place to write. Sounds simple enough, right? But the act of simply writing down your thoughts, and putting them out there for the world to read, can be a courageous [...]

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 [...]