Tag: inflammation

Oh my hair!

About a year ago, I began the natural hair journey. My reason for doing so was that I was losing a lot of hair due to inflammation. Well, it worked. The hair loss decreased considerably, and my hair became thick and healthy. Obviously, I got used to my hair...
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Being!

In the past few days my flare has been getting better, and I finally feel hopeful of going back to lower pain days. Even better, I left the house yesterday all by myself! I went to get a pedicure and a manicure after a long time! I also managed...
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Healing

I’ve been on a journey of healing physically, mentally and emotionally. As last year was ending, I could not have imagined that I would be where I am today. I have spent the last two months on the couch and in bed when I am not in hospital, while...
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Low days…

I had a long day today. Last night, I realised that I was having a reaction to one of the diabetes medications, which is categorised as a Sulfonylurea, a second generation of treatment since I am already on the first treatment without much improvement. I went to hospital this...
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Exercise/ physical activity when on Prednisone

I have been in a flare-up for the past two months, and it’s just starting to come down. This has meant that I’ve had to take higher doses of prednisone to cool down the flare. Well, I’ve been on prednisone for about two years non-stop now. Every time the...
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Cancelling Plans

I think my middle name is officially going to change to “Party Pooper”! I seem to cancel last minute on most of the events that I commit to. I’m sure anyone with chronic pain/ diseases understands this part. It is a hard topic though. Because explaining yourself to people...
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Exercising when you suffer from chronic pain

The current world has become health conscious, and this has caused an upsurge of diets and exercise routines all over the internet and among friends. “Exercising fixes everything health!!” In my opinion, that is the grossest misconception. Being a nutritionist, I am an advocate for healthy exercise routines, and...
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Flare-up

I’ve been in a flare-up for the last two weeks and this time it has really landed on my left leg. I have hot nerve pain all day! From my hip all the way down to my toes. I can’t drive because our car is a stick -shift (manual...
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Depression

Lately, I feel like I want to disappear. I’m tired of fighting. Feels like everything is fight. Even simple things like getting out of bed that would ordinarily be mindless are a fight. The fatigue is so bad that I feel like my heart will stop beating. Sometimes I...
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