Tag: fibromyalgia

Review: The Gupta Amygdala Retraining January – April 2017

When you are told that a treatment is powerful, that it’s revolutionary and that it has helped hundreds of people around the world get their lives back, it’s not surprising to be a little skeptical.  How can someone have magically come up with a cure for Fibromyalgia that my GP hasn’t heard of?

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 review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Ashok Gupta claims exactly this with his Interactive DVD Home Study Course & Webinar Coaching Series which has been designed to help people recover from illnesses such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Electrical Sensitivity and Associated Conditions which he believes stem from the Amygdala.

I spent the first 4 months of 2017 participating in this training course, watching the DVDs, reading the copious amounts of printed material and attending the weekly webinars and have found it incredibly useful.

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Are you really sick?

More and more I am noticing that people sometimes dismiss my fibromyalgia and don’t believe that I am actually ill. It can be frustrating, especially as I am trying my best to be well – yet when I am ‘being well’ it seems difficult for people to believe that I am sick at all.

Here are three examples:

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The Ultimate Fibromite Christmas Present Guide

As we get ever closer to the ‘most wonderful time of the year’, I am totally overwhelmed by the choices and options for presents. I have been asked numerous times what I would like for Christmas and I genuinely couldn’t think of anything specific. So I started to do a bit of research, looking into things that I might like to receive at Christmas and ended up developing into this very blog post.

So, if you have a Fibromite in your circle of friends or family and you would like to get them something awesome and thoughtful and incredibly perfect, for less than £20, then look no further than this list! Obviously, there will be some female bias, but I have tried to include items that are suitable for anyone. Please also note, that this is not a sponsored post and that all the items mentioned have been chosen because I love them and would like to receive them myself.

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Fibromyalgia and the Five Stages of Grief


For a short while after my ‘diagnosis’ of Fibromyalgia, I felt relieved. I felt that finally the way I felt had a name and that meant I could start getting better. That feeling was short lived. A diagnosis of a chronic, life-long condition takes some getting your head around. You feel a range of emotions, but one of the strongest for me was loss. I was in the mid-30s and I was being told that from now onwards I would be constantly in pain, I would be fatigued more often than not and that this would continue for the rest of my life. What about all the things I planned to do? The hills I hadn’t had time to climb just yet, the games and fun I wanted to have with my daughter as she grew up, the career I wanted to pursue?

The loss of your former life, along with the loss of your future dreams and aspirations does bring with it the same feeling of loss you would experience when a loved one dies and so you do find yourself going through the five stages of grief, as identified by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

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A Fibro Friendly 10th Birthday Party?


As a mum with fibro, it’s sometimes really hard to rest and recover. Often, you just have to keep going and going to meet the needs of your child. Children are exhausting at the best of times, but when they are hyped up, full of sugar and you are trying to coordinate a group of them at a birthday party, it’s even more so.

My daughter’s birthday parties always bring back memories of the break-in we had 6 years ago and so they are always a challenge to get through, but add in the fibro and it’s a recipe for a full on flare fiasco. I always end up running about like an idiot, coordinating everything and everyone and am absolutely exhausted by the end of the party. While I love to see my daughter and her friends having a great time, it’s usually my health that is secondary.

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Six Years Ago


Six years ago my daughter was having her 4th birthday party. My family had travelled up to Sheffield for the event and all her friends were having fun at the play centre. Towards the end of the party, I received a phone call from my partner who had popped back to the house to get ready for the family ‘after party’ we were going to have at home.

“There’s been a break-in. Someone has broken into the house”.

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A Sheffield Fibromite Launches New Website


So, after much time and effort A Sheffield Fibromite finally has a new home. I’ve moved the site from Weebly to WordPress, rebranded the website, Facebook and Twitter and spent a lot of time working on the design and content.

Here are all the links you will need to keep up to date with the blog:

Website: asheffieldfibromite.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/asheffieldfibromite

Twitter: www.twitter.com/asheffieldfibro

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If you live in the Sheffield area and have Fibromyalgia, I have set up a private group. Please feel free to join here: www.facebook.com/groups/sheffieldfibromites/

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – 12th May


12th May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. It is also the birth date of Florence Nightingale; a notable figure who it is believed suffered from this condition.

There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain

Florence Nightingale

Although the term ‘Fibromyalgia’ was first used in 1976, conditions which resembled it can be traced back to the early 1800’s. The condition is largely unknown or misunderstood and on a day such as this, it is even more important to raise awareness of the condition in whatever way you can.

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8 Lesser Known Symptoms of Fibromyalgia ~ Infographic


Fibromyalgia tends to be associated with muscle pain, joint pain and fatigue. The truth is that there are numerous other symptoms that also exist. Based on my own experiences, I have compiled a list of another 8 symptoms that are part of my Fibromyalgia.

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