So I tried out the new #fishtailbrows trend and idk guys....maybe if I used a darker pencil it would've looked nicer but #browgamestrong none the less oh and loving these blue and green tones on me #mernaideyes #mermaid #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #makeupartist #chronicillness #chronicmigraine #chr#chronicpainwarrior #chronicpain #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness
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Happy that it’s weekend, less happy that’s it’s raining in CT right now My #HOH2018 blog post will be up soon too!!
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My Congressman Pete King, lets me sit as his desk in DC ,agrees to not only support but to cosponsor our bill! #researchpain #chronicmigraine Headache on the Hill #HOH2018
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Being present on my mat today to fight off anxiety/dark moods and back pain. I told my boyfriend to snap a photo and so happy I did. I swear #bodydysmorphia can be very crippling to my psyche but I’ve grown from acknowledging that I have an actual issue. Usually it’s best to get out of your head. And when in doubt it does help to look through someone else’s eyes. I’m getting better at listen to my body, welcoming anxiety and pain to the table and offering conversation over dinner. Growing to learn and question them more. Do I need to be ‘that’ version of me? Does this feel good? What about when you look at it this way? Should I just stay in child pose for 15 mins and call it yoga? Will ever migraine leave me humble and thankful for the days without? Love yourself and become your best friend. Learn to listen and just let go. Everything changes, good...bad... be here now for this is all temporary. ❤️~sorry not sorry for my ramblings 🤭💋 #strongsmartcapableworthy #queen #mamaferns #loseitconkatie #eatclean #fitlife #fitlifestyle #fitgirl #fitfam #yoga #yogagirl #yogagirls #flow #beherenow #consistency #fightyourdemons #chronicmigraine #backproblems #anxiety #acceptance #selflove #goals #daybyday #forwardisforward #afireinside #lionheart
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So why am I smiling so big today? I got up despite a bad headache and got not one workout, but TWO workouts in today!!! Sometimes we have to push our excuses to the side and kick some ass. Get moving people!!! #workforit #80dayobsession #obsessed #bethankful #chronicmigraine #bestrong #youcantoo
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You need these in your life! 💚😍 Sprouted pumpkin seeds with Celtic sea salt. They are #nongmo #vegan #nutfree #glutenfree and satisfy that desire for a crunchy, salty snack! Also, pumpkin seeds are packed full of nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium and zinc! They even have 7g of protein per serving. . . . . . . #pumpkinseeds #protein #cleaneating #itstartswithfood #wholefoods #whole30 #healthysnacks #healthysnacksonthego #eatclean #healthychoices #makeahealthychange #balancinghormones #foodie #chronicmigraine #goraw #rawfood #fibromyalgiawarrior #hereismyfood
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And I’m finally starting to! Almost two weeks cane-free and I feel like I’m starting to get some of my old self back. It’s painful AF but better than dealing with the carpal tunnel pain! #fuckfibro #carpaltunnel #strength #feelingmyself #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicmigraine #onedayatatime #fitnessforhealth #butyoudontlooksick #spoonie
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My sentiments exactly... 😒😂 . #migrainessuck #hanginthere
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Well it’s freezing here today. Sunny but freezing. The weather forecast is for freezing temperatures for the next week. Which makes me nervous. Because I get chills anyway, which I think are due to mcas (anyone else get this?). So that plus Raynauds and POTS and all the other lovely conditions I have mean that winter is a difficult time. I’m sure lots of you have similar issues. Any tips other than lots of layers and gloves and hats and scarves and hot drinks? . Picture was to remind me of the sun! . #fib#fibrogia #fibro #potsie #potsy #autonomicdysfunction #ehlersdanlos #hypermobile #chronicmigraine #dizzy #mas#mastcelldisease #mastcell #chronicfatiguesyndrome #fatigue #winter #cold #snow #chronicillness #nature #flowers
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Anybody else?! 🙋‍♀️ Starting a double antibiotic and new protocol today to address SIBO and hopefully get my stomach situation a little bit happier🤞Food has been such a struggle lately, even with a bland cooked diet and being used to gastroparesis issues. I used to have a lot of anxiety around trying new 💊 but with desensitization and practicing mindfulness I handle it much better now. This still resonates 💯 though! 😂 via @bethdrawsthings #mindfulmigraine #themindfulnessgirl #spoonieproblems #spoonieprobs #newmedication #medicationanxiety #medicationreaction #fear #worry #anx#anxiety #spinningthoughts #youarenotalone #onedayatatime #sib#sibohealing #twentysomething #wellnesswarrior #upsanddowns #chronichope #chronicmigraine #chronicmigraineawareness #migraine #notjustaheadache #migrainesupport #migrainerelief #ic #interstitialcystitis #gastroparesis #sibo #anxiety #mentalhealth
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🌟NEW FREE GROUP ALERT!🌟 This is pretty much how I feel on a daily basis! Exhausted, but with so much work still to do!! • Starting Monday, March 5, I'll be running a week-long group all about "beating the burnout"! • We A L L experience burn out to some degree or another. For me, this is the *hardest* part of my year. I'm always tired, I get cranky easily, and I'd rather sit on the couch watching TV than do anything else. • It does not matter what you do for work. Burn out is felt in every profession! • For 7 days, we will talk about WHY burn put happens and STRATEGIES you can try at home or at work to help manage it. • Want to be added in? Comment below 👇 and I'll make sure to get you in the group!!
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When you become ill the evitable happens, you start to feel like a burden to everyone, to your loved ones, your friends, your doctors..and it sucks, because we didn’t choose this life and it’s so unfair. I feel like a burden every single day and it’s soul destroying, having to rely on others is infuriating and you feel as though you’re wasting your life away by being sick and living in chronic pain. I’ve had a morning of tears, feeling like a failure, like I haven’t achieved anything in the last 12 years since I’ve been chronically ill, like I’m the most pathetic human being in the world and angry that I can’t make myself better no matter how hard I try. I feel as though I’m letting everyone down and it breaks my heart as they do so much for me. I know I’ll pick myself up, wipe away the tears and battle on, but we shouldn’t have to battle on, life should be kinder to us and for some reason that I do not know it’s not. Today all I wanted to do was go for a walk with my husband and dog, hold hands and enjoy the blue sky, sunshine and listen to all the beautiful nature around us, but yet again im struck down with a migraine and agonising stomach pain, so im back where I always am, in bed, in a dark room, curled up with a hot water bottle, taken all the necessary meds and praying for relief but I know that won’t be coming any time soon. To put it bluntly being chronically ill fucking sucks and it ruins lives, I would do anything in the world to be well and to be able to live again. I’m so sorry for the rant but I can’t be the only one who feels like this every single day, do you feel like this too? Love Claudette 💜
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👍🏻 #migraines #chr#chronicmigraineeness #chronicmigraine #barometricpressure #neurological #neurobiological being in pain but loving that I can do what I love! #Repost @jennifer_ishbel ・・・ Read my full article on @themightysite - click link in bio - there’s a link there to my Author Page there to read all my articles for The Mighty 💕
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First week weigh in 6lbs ☺ As I said yesterday I'm happy with that. I'm fully aware my losses will be slower even on @exantediet 1. Because I have very low mobility due to chronic pain & 2. Because of all my health issues & medications I'm likely to have a slow metabolism? But hey 6lb for a first week is pretty damn good, even for me 🥂💜 #exantediet #weightlossjourney #vlcd #ketosis #newme #gettingslim #changingmylife #weighin #firstweighin #livingwithchronicpain #livingwithchronicillness #fibromyalgia #MyalgicEncephalopathy #ME #CFS #ChronicMigraine #HemicraniaContinua #RLS #thanksforthesupport
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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus
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Can’t sleep, my #chronicmigraine is worse than usual, so I’m predicting a weather change. I ran out of things to divert my mind so I creeped on Lola a while, watching her sleep. Only one more week of being #2yearsold. #bigmacthundercrack #princessbelle and her #unicorn of course
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Out to thai with a friend. First outing in a couple days and had to force myself out of bed, anti-nausea meds allow me to eat and hope it stays down. . . . #badweek #potssyndrome #chronicmigraine #spoonie #icandothis #servicedog #servicedogdobby #myhero
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#fbf to my jetlag face after landing in Paris on our honeymoon. • the travel itch is reeeaaaalll 🛫 . . . . . #wanderlust #adventures #exploretheworld #travel
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I don’t know if I’m doing this right 😂✌🏻but thought I would give it a try since I’ve seen it here and there. Went for a few rounds and my legs are jello lol switched sides to see which one had more balance 😅😛most importantly have fun! Right?!? We’ll see if I improve 😂hey @strike__gently__sscw wanna try?!? 😂☺️🤭#strongsmartcapableworthy #queen #mamaferns #loseitconkatie #eatclean #fitlife #fitlifestyle #fitgirl #fitfam #consistency #fightyourdemons #chronicmigraine #backproblems #anxiety #acceptance #selflove #goals #daybyday #forwardisforward #afireinside #lionheart #wildcat #ratatat
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Staycation! Mental health is just as important as physical health☝️ • I rented an apartment like 8 blocks away from my place 😂 I just looked in the mirror and was like “GIRL, you need to take care of your mental health” 💁🏻‍♀️ • I think I might actually be able to relax knowing that if it doesn’t go well, I forget something, I unexpectedly end up in the ER, whatever, I’m close to home and family. 👍 • I embrace that my chronic illnesses are a part of me. But it’s also important to honour the other parts of me too sometimes 😊 • IM SO EXCITED 😊😁 #chr#chronicfatiguerome #chronicfatigue #fib#fibrogia #fibro #chronicdailyheadahes #chronicmigraine #chronicillness #spoonie
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As a person living with chronic pain for 26 years, I end up in the emergency room a lot. I had a huge amount but when I moved to the apartment I threw them all out. Since then I’ve been trying to think of a cute/funny way to display my medical hot mess-ness but couldn’t think of anything. I saw this shadowbox yesterday and thought it was perfect! Maybe someday I’ll be able to look at this and unfondly remember my lack of control over my migraines and how much they suck. #findacure #migraine #chronicmigraine #goodtimesgreatmemories #shadowbox #hospitalbracelets #chronicpain @sufferingthesilence @migraine_support @migrainechecked @migraineresearchfoundation
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😔💯 This could relate to many things. So be kind because everyone is going through something you may never know about. We often put on a brave face, push it to the back of our minds but somethings never truly go away or take a long time to heal. . . #dogsdonutsanddeadlifts #thoughtoftheday #bebrave #lost #chronicmigraine #chronicpain #hurt #noteverythinghealswithtime #beafighter #lifeisroughsometimes #findyourtribe #support #missingyou #understanding #survivingthebestyoucan #domesticviolenceawareness #ptsd #fuckpain #fitfam #tattooedfitgirl #bossbabe #migrainewarrior #germanshepherdmom
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Your commitment to pushing migraine to the forefront of conversation brings us closer to finding a cure for this disabling disease. This year’s Headache on the Hill event by the Alliance for Headache Disorders #Advocacy exemplified patient advocacy in action. Check out the highlights of #HOH2018 in this article. #LinkInBio⠀
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To live in pain everyday makes you incredibly strong, never forget your own strength 💜
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How amazing is this rose quartz water bottle? 💓 I stay on top of my hydration game by storing my reusable water bottles full & in the fridge 💧This hack has transformed my water intake because I’m so much more likely to grab and sip on cool vs. room temp water (also always use a straw!) ❄️ As soon as one is empty, I take out another and fill the old one up to put it back in! So simple but has made a huge difference for me. What are your hydration hacks?! 💦 via @gem_water_lover & @iamwellandgood #mindfulmigraine #themindfulnessgirl #hydration #hydrate #hydrationhack #waterbottle #reusablewaterbottle #crystalhealing #crystallove #rosequartz #cleanandsimple #wellbeing #wellness #lifestylechanges #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #twentysomething #chronicwellness #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicmigraine #chronicmigraineawareness #notjustaheadache #migraine #migrainesupport #migrainerelief #sibo #gastroparesis #interstitialcystitis #invisibleillness
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the only man i’ll ever need 💕 today has been so fucking exhausting, i managed to work for 8 (YES, 8!!!) hours!! that’s a full workday!!! i haven’t done anything like this in so long. but the brain fog got so bad around the last hour i couldn’t keep myself from crying on the way home.. i felt so dumb and like i couldn’t understand anything. i have rested for a bit now though and feel a little bit better, my thoughts still aren’t working very well though. . . . #vintage #retro #fifties #50s #1950s #pinup #pinupgirl #pinupdoll #dress #redhair #curlyhair #dollie #chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #spoonieprobs #migraine #chronicmigraine #chronicmigraines #migraines #chronicallyfabulous #brainfog #brainfogsucks #cat #bengal #cats #catsofinstagram #gato
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Day 2 of my meds and I already feel like a walking zombie. Just so glad to have coffee or I know i would be in a worse state. Its all a case of juggling and attempting to keep all the balls in the air. #coffeetime #exhausted #fibromyalgia #ptsd #mentalhealth #spoonielife #chronicmigraine #chronicillness #invisibleillness #chronicpain
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We are heading off for a weekend in Devon today, but we are not packed yet and I have a migraine 🙁 #spoonielife #chronicmigraine #chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonieproblems #ouch #darkness #blankets #migraineglasses
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April Showers Bath Bomb (with some sneaky bath oil hidden inside). Not an amazing scent, but some beautiful bath art! . Had a horrible 9/10 migraine last night. Just counting down the days until my next neurology appointment in April 🤞🏻 . . . #aprilshowersbathbomb #lush #lushbathbomb #lusheaster #lushuk #lushcosmetics #lus#lushie #bathart #bathbomb #lushie #spoonie #chronicmigraine
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#tbt2013 to when and where The Mold Chronicles likely unknowingly began until recently 🤣🤣🤣 First year I started kicking it in PB I would stay at my sister’s so often ppl thought I already lived in San Diego; at the same time, I started becoming progressively more sick until I became so insanely fatigued I couldn’t even keep my car on the road to make the 5-hour drive out from Phx so had to crash halfway at a motel. By about 10 months in I was having so much trouble breathing while my heartbeat had slowed down so much that just getting up to go get a glass of water would cause my heart to pound so painfully hard on my chest I’d think it was going to explode; simultaneously, I started hobbling around like a 90-year old man due to widespread nerve pain and muscles all over being weak, numb, stiff, and/or swollen with a chronic migraine all day every day, to name just a few of the symptoms 🤕🤯🤮 So much for Mayor Faulconer’s proclamations in 2015 that slumlords were going to be sent a ‘clear message’ to root out the ‘bad’ landlords 😳🤨 #moldgotmelike #themoldchronicles #moldhouse #momoldmoproblems #moldy #slayingslumlords #nonallergicrhinitis #chronicmigraine #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cirs #biotoxinillness #lightsensitivity #blackmold #toxicmold #tenantrights #thatpblyfe #whalesvagina #reactiveairwaydisease #thefutureisfemale #bosslady #staywokeyall #comiccon2013 #cityofsandiego #codeenforcementfail #taxpayersdollarshardatwork #badlandlords #butyoulookfine
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I feel so scene in this picture but IDC I look cute as heck! Serving major Lucy #vibes from #elfenlied and minor Louise vibes from #zeronotsukaima .
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I want to apologize for not posting on here for a while. I have been debating on whether to post this or not. I suffer from chronic daily migraines, fibromyalgia, asthma, depression and anxiety. While this may not seem like a big deal to some it is excruciating to live with daily, not to mention exhausting. I have tried so many medications and different combos but have yet to find anything that helps the migraines, which is the worst. . I get up everyday with the intention of reading, doing a book review for this new page, taking photos, and uploading it. I also do other forms of artwork. But most days just getting out of bed is hard. It makes me sad because I didn’t used to be like this. This just kind of got worse as I got older. Lucky me!! I love reading and I do as much as I can when I can so please hang in there with me! . I have been to so many doctors, all wanting me to try this or that. It can be very frustrating. This photo is of my last Doctor’s appointment, which was pretty cool because he brings his dogs to work with him! . Does anyone else have anything tough they deal with? . . #dogs #doctors #headachespecialist #chr#chronicmigraine #chronicmigraines #chronic #chronicpain #chronicillness #chronicmigrainelife #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiawarrior #fibrolife #invisibleillness #officepet #officedogs #boxers #boxerdogs #mademyday #socute #bookstagram #ilo#ilovebooks #reading #bookworm #bookish #readers #readinglife #booknerd #ilovebook #ilovebookstores #turningthepages
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YOU GOT THIS. *My edit* . . . For : @squonkeroo
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It’s amazing 😍 Homemade Chicken soup with couscous. I don’t know why I haven’t made it before. Thanks @jbrandon1990 for helping slice the veggies and come up with this mix! So good for a long cold week 😘#healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #healthydinner #healthydinnerideas #strongsmartcapableworthy #queen #mamaferns #loseitconkatie #eatclean #fitlife #fitlifestyle #fitgirl #fitfam #consistency #fightyourdemons #chronicmigraine #backproblems #anxiety #acceptance #selflove #goals #daybyday #forwardisforward #afireinside #lionheart
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I have returned!! I’ve had a busy busy last couple of weeks getting set up with my care team for my chronic migraine! Hazel is an honorary member of my care team 😉 . . . #migraine #chronicmigraine #chronicillness #spoonie
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UPDATE: These photos are actually from December but yesterday I did my first HBOT session in at least a month. The Manhattan center still hasn’t opened and supposedly won’t open until at least April. So the plan is for me to go to Suffern for treatment 3x a week until/if the Manhattan center opens. How crazy is it that there are HBOT chambers in a hospital a few minutes from my house but I can’t use it because I don’t have an insurance approved condition (severe unhealing wounds-typically diabetic or decompression sickness), even if I’m willing to pay out of pocket! I’m excited to return because of the potential long-term benefits that this treatment can bring but I’m scared of the herxing returning and being able to make it to Suffern and other appts while it makes me so sick. But as always I’m going to try to stay positive and power through. 💪👊🤞🙏 #HyperbaricOxygenTherapy #HBOT #HyperbaricChamber #Spoonie #SpoonieSupport #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #ChronicNausea #InvisibleIllness #AutoImmuneDisease #FightLikeAGirl #Arthritis #CFS #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #ME #MyalgicencEphalomyelitis #Fibro #Fibromyalgia #Lyme #LymeDisease #Herxing #ChronicLyme #Migraine #ChronicMigraine
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My first ride with my new «bestfriend» so I also finaly can enjoy the nice Norwegian nature sometimes and see Ronja, my#alaskanmalamute running #livetmedkroniskesmerter#lifewithchronicpain #livetmedkronisksykdom#permobilx850#wonderful#millionsmissing#spoony#livetmedme#chronicmigraine#enjoythelittlethingsinlife
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