It can be too sad here sometimes. We do often lose our ways in this world. It is easy to sense and embrace meaning when life is on track. Right?!! When there is a feeling of fullfillness- having love, goodness, family , work, maybe God or the universe, you have as parts of your life- it’s easier to navigate around the sadness and pain that you inevitably stumble across. LIfe holds beauty beyond belief, freedom, hard times & good times. Noone said life was going to be easy. Sometimes the sorrow is un avoidable, things beyond our control happen. Without knowing this i would not know joy and happiness.

My journey has taken a toll on me emotionally, mentally and especially physically. As much as I have wanted to give up because the pain was so intense, there is a fire burning in my soul, to carry on this fight. I’m trying different things like walking every day if I can. MY legs are out of commission today though , LOL! When I can’t walk I go to a heated swimming pool which loosens my muscles and joints. I wake up everyday, stiff like a robot. It literally hurts to move. I go to the pool early for about an hour and it is literally the only successful therapy that I’ve tried so far (and I’ve tried about 8 different forms of therapies and they all put too much stress on my muscles. I’m truly grateful to have found at least temporary relief. I still take a mild muscle relaxer, Magnesium for my muscles, B-Complex & Fish Oil, as well as medical marijuana and especially CBD oils and creams.

How Does CBD Work??????

*Only a few studies have looked at the effectiveness of CBD in treating fibromyalgia. Researchers cannot decisively say why the compound appears to reduce some fibromyalgia symptoms, but there are some strong theories that are still being tested in research.They also do not understand why it works in some people and not in others.The pain-relieving effects of CBD may be explained by the ways that this substance affects the brain. It may interrupt the nerve pathways that send signals of pain between the brain and the body.

There is also an anti-inflammatory action of CBD that would reduce heat and swelling around injury or disease. This, in turn. would reduce pain.There is also debate about whether CBD is more effective when used alone or as medical marijuana. A combination of other chemicals in the plant may intensify the positive effects of CBD and provide additional benefits. One 2006 study determined that CBD worked best in combination with THC, but little research has followed.A 2016 study suggested that a lack of endocannabinoids — neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors — may be at the root of chronic pain syndromes, including migraines and fibromyalgia. Taking CBD may correct this deficiency, explaining the compound’s success in alleviating chronic pain. *

I’ll leave you with these thoughts. Hope you enjoy the CBD article it’s very informative. No wheres near I am healed from fibro, depression or anxiety, but I do believe the article above can helps deal with the symptoms so much better than BIG PHARMA can offer. Changing eating habits I noticed helps- no sugar and processed foods and carbs…this helps my Irritable Bowel Syndrome as well as plenty of water. It all makes a healthier impact on your body. I’m not perfect at it but its a work in progress. MOST IMPORTANTLY LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!!!! IF IT SAYS REST, THEN PLEASE REST OTHERWISE IT CAN CAUSE A FLARE-UP!

Raquel Palen

Hi guys, my name is Raquel. I'm 42, married to a very loving and supportive husband with 2 beautiful children. I've been living with chronic pain for many years. I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by my rhuemetolgist February 2018. It has drastically changed and rearranged my life. I also have been living with bipolar, anxiety and depression for over 20 years. These blogs are my stories of survival and hope, and providing information that I've learned about living with invisible illnesses along the way.
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