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    Ice Baths for Fibromyalgia

    I've found some success using cold showers for fibro flares. After some research into the potential benefits of cold therapy and breathwork (Wim Hof Method), I decided to try ice bath plunges. It's definitely challenging, but I'm curious to track my results. Has anyone else incorporated ice baths into their routine?#Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Hacks

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic Neuropathy is simply nerve damage caused by prolonged high blood sugar levels from diabetes.

    There are four types of diabetes-related neuropathy:

    🔹 Peripheral- nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet.
    🔹 Autonomic - damage to the nerves that manage every day body functions. These functions include blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion.
    🔹 Proximal- nerve damage in your hip, buttock, or thigh.
    🔹 Focal- damage to single nerves, single nerve damage most often your hand, head, torso, or leg.

    Neuropathy may have no symptoms at all in its earliest stages, but as the condition progresses, people start experiencing various forms of paresthesia. Symptoms include:

    🔹Tingling
    🔹Numbing
    🔹Burning sensation
    🔹Pain

    There is currently no cure for neuropathy pain. However, healthy blood sugar levels can slow the process and ease the pain of diabetic neuropathy. Your doctor can suggest changes to gently bring your levels down into the healthy zone such as:

    🔹 Consuming a diet high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and whole grains; moderate in fish, poultry, nuts, and beans; and low in red meat
    🔹 Keeping your weight at a healthy level
    🔹 Stress management
    🔹 Exercising for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week
    🔹 Following doctor's instructions to take prescribed medication to lower your blood sugar as recommended

    Other ways of easing diabetic neuropathy include:

    🔹 Taking an Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever with doctor’s approval
    🔹 Vitamin D from food and supplements
    🔹 Avoid Smoking
    🔹 Take a B Vitamin Complex
    🔹 Soak in a Warm Bath
    🔹 Take an Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplement (600 mg daily)
    🔹 Exercise
    🔹 Try Capsaicin Cream
    🔹 Caring for your feet
    🔹 Learning Relaxation Techniques

    Sources: Healthline & WebMD

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #lada #mody #prediabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #DiabetesInsipidus #DiabeticNeuropathy #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #Hacks #EatingHealthy #Smoking #Support #MightyTogether

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    From too much sleep to not enough? #Fatigue #Insomnia 😴

    Hey guys, the struggle is real with my #Sleep at the minute. How do you cope with fatigue or insomnia? #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Pain #ChronicFatigue #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #Conversation #UK #Advice #Tips #Hacks #Tricks

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    WELL THE FATIGUE HAS HIT ME HARD

    So far I've been in bed for two days, my brain feels like it's switched off and I can barely keep my eyes open. I've only moved to go to the bathroom and for snacks but I'm still so #tired ! How do you deal with #Fatigue and constant unrefreshing rest? #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #Pain #ChronicFatigue #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #Conversation #UK #Advice #Tips #Hacks #Tricks

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    Anybody got any #Hacks #Tips or #Tricks for someone recently diagnosed with #Fibromyalgia 🤔

    Looking for any #Information on which #spooniehacks tips, tricks and anything else that helped you get through the day. The #nausea is particularly bad today 🤢 #Fibromyalgia #Anxiety #Depression #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #Pain #ChronicFatigue #Fatigue #Spoonie #UK #OnedayAtaTime Feel free to #Share your stories with me #Conversation 💜

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    How do you stay cool during the warmer months?

    It’s almost summer where I live and oh wow, is it hot right now. I am doing absolutely everything I can to keep cool. I have been taking cooler showers, sleeping with less blankets, drinking more water and electrolytes. And yet… I am still finding myself overheating in the middle of the day. How do you stay cool when the weather is in the 90s (30s for our Celsius friends) and above? Let me know ☀️

    P.S. Stay cool!

    #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Autism #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #Hacks #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #52SmallThings #selfcare #SpoonieHacks #Summer #themightylife

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    What’s your favorite cleaning “hack”?

    Whether it makes cleaning with your health condition or disability a lot easier or it’s a time saver on days where you’re always playing catch-up, share your go-to cleaning “hack” in the comments below! You never know, your tip may help out a fellow Mighty.

    #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Anxiety #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #AutoimmuneDisease #Migraine #ChronicPain #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #Autism #Selfcare #Hacks #Cleaning #shortcuts #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe

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    Which area of your life could use some simplification? #52SmallThings

    Maybe your home life needs to be a little more streamlined, or your work life could use a little more balancing. Or perhaps there’s another part of your life that could benefit from some good old-fashioned shortcuts. This week is all about making your life a little bit easier and what better way to kick things off than by figuring out which part of your life could be simplified. Let us know in the comments which area that is!

    #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Anxiety #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Depression #BipolarDisorder #Trauma #PTSD #AutoimmuneDisease #Migraine #ChronicPain #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Fibromyalgia #Autism #DistractMe #Selfcare #shortcuts #Hacks #Lifehacks #CheckInWithMe

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    I challenge you to do my 21 day challenge what are you grateful for? #Gratitude #grateful #Chatspace #Bipolar2Disorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

    What are things you are grateful for and why? Reword your brain heal your inner child. #PTSD #CPTSD #CPTSDinrelationships #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Chatspace #Flareup #Upallnight #Disability #Art #Photography #Yoga #mightywarriors #MightyTogether #mightyartists #MightyMoment #MightyMinute #MightyBookClub #mightyartists #MightyDads #MightyFeatures #MightyQuestions #MightyMoms #MightyFeatures #Depression #TheMightyTakeaway #MightyReviews #MyMightyMonth #TheMighty #CheckInWithMe #Chatting #Selfcare #selflovecomesfirst #Selflove #52SmallThings #30daysofselflove #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #HashimotosThyroiditis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #Spoonie #SpoonieProblems #Spoonies #Fibromyaliga #Fibromyalgia #Yoga #Healing #healingjourney #Photography #ArtTherapy #Sports #Love #sad #lonely #Loneliness #Anxiety #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #acute chronic sinusitis #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #DatingWithAChronicIllness #Dating #EatingDisorders #BingeEatingDisorder #bed #datingdisabilities #Hacks #LongDistanceRelationship #Dateday #LoveLetters #LoveOnTheSpectrum check in with me let me know how you are could use support today!!