6 Pain Management Tips for Summer Driving

6 Pain Management Tips for Summer Driving By: Dr. Peter Abaci, founder of Painreliefrevolution.com For many of us, summer vacation also means embarking on long car rides. Whether you are going camping, to the beach, traveling around the world, or simply visiting family, there is a good chance that you will log a significant amount of […]

Down

I have been putting off writing anything new because I have been so down, I have no energy, and just want to sleep. I am working on 2 different articles but all I can think about is how tired I am. I like to write positive, uplifting, and (I hope) inspiring things, so being this […]

Your Brain on Fibro

There are still some people who are uneducated about Fibromyalgia, even health care professionals, so for those of us who have it, or love someone who has it, it is essential to keep passing on information. These are pictures of a healthy brain, and a person with Fibro’s brain, with the exact same pain stimulus. […]

Saving My Own Life

Saving my own life. I do realize that sounds a bit dramatic, after all, Fibromyalgia doesn’t kill people. It does, however, ruin your life in a lot of ways. I often compare it to being a battered woman, you never know what kind of a day you’re going to have. You live in fear, unable […]

Health Benefits of Massage

Do you know the health benefits of massage? Getting a massage is extremely relaxing, and something that makes us feel ultra pampered and special. Massage is also beneficial to health, and is a proven treatment for many ailments and diseases. Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing, and manipulation of the skin, muscles, ligaments, […]

Lupus Awareness

Lupus awareness begins next month, which will be here before you know it. Fibromyalgia awareness is next month as well, and I know much more about the latter, I will try to inform and educate in both areas, remember, many symptoms overlap, and there are many people diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, I am lucky […]

Natural Migraine Relief

Here at PositiveMed we get dozens of requests for help with cure migraines. I did a little research and came up with a few migraine headache relief that may help. We are not here to replace professional medical advice, but rather to work with it, please talk to your doctor about any new natural remedies […]

Benefits of Spas and Hot Tubs

Now this is some muscle therapy I can get behind! I wish I was in hot tub right now, would be lovely, I even love outdoor ones with gentle snow falling, so gorgeous. Turns out besides helping your muscles and joints relax some hot tub time can also improve your sleep, reduce your stress level, […]

Brighten Up Tonic

I am a firm believer in natural remedies, and this is a great recipe to brighten your days and help escape the winter blahs! Turmeric has huge benefits to your body including stabilizing blood sugar, anti-inflammatory properties, speeds up wound healing, increases blood flow, and aids in fat metabolism, just for starters.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

First of all, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, is chronic inflammation of the joints, characterized by redness, swelling, and pain. With rheumatoid arthritis the inflammation generally affects both sides of the body, such as knees, wrists, hips, or hands. This symmetry helps to differentiate from other types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the skin, […]

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

This poster is for everyone who suffers from chronic pain, from migraines, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, arthritis, or any other of the things that cause chronic inflammation. It’s also a good idea to keep these in your system as a preventive measure. Food is the best and first medicine!

Lupus, Causes and Treatment

Systemic lupus erythmatosus, SLE, or lupus, is an autoimmune disease. Which means, basically, that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, which leads to long-term chronic inflammation. The underlying cause of lupus is unknown at this time, although some people do show symptoms of it after taking certain medications. Medications that can cause lupus […]

Fibro Stuff No One Tells You (But I Will)

Some of the things I have learned about fibromyalgia have been learned the hard way, because it started happening and I check with my wonderful support team, friends who have it, and find out that it’s quite common. I don’t know if it’s things that doctors feel uncomfortable telling you, because it’s not at all […]

Lupus, What is It? Signs and Symptoms

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks it’s own systems and organs. Lupus can affect joints, skin, blood cells, brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Lupus occurs most often in women aged 15-40 who are of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic descent. It’s a disease that can be hard to […]

Foods and Supplements for Fibromyalgia

Foods and Supplements for Fibromyalgia: The food list for fibromyalgia was obtained from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN after my diagnosis, the list of supplements for fibromyalgia is from friends and various doctors, it’s a composite from many sources. Amounts recommended vary but I will try to help where I can. Foods to Kick Out […]

So Much Pain

This is not so much a blog post as it is a vent session. Today I hurt so much even my hair hurts. I am jealous of every disease free person on the planet. I am unable to bend enough even to take my clothes out of the dryer, I am unable to fix myself […]