Tami takes back her life and you can too!

tami001Tami Stackelhouse is a Fibromyalgia Health Coach who lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Scott and their 3 cats.

I met Tami in October 2014 when I was at the NFMCPA Leaders Against Pain Training. During our self-introductions she stated, “I help women with Fibromyalgia find hope through one-on-one coaching and patient advocacy.” “I know my purpose in life has always been to encourage hope.”

Tami was sick a lot as a child. She said, “My parents always said that they took me to the doctor for maintenance”. She had mono when she was in 8th grade and recognizes she had symptoms even at a much earlier age. People diagnosed with Fibromyalgia often had an emotional or physical trauma that triggers the onset of Fibromyalgia.

Working 9 years in an extremely stressful job was Tami’s trigger. She left the job in 2006 and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2007. Like most Fibromites, Tami has her list of co-morbidities. Chronic Headaches, IBS, Hashimoto’s disease, TMJ, Raynauds, Sleep Disorders, Adrenal Fatigue & Depression.

After trying many medications and treatments she decided to work with a health coach. After 6 months of working with a health coach her life was greatly improved.

She wanted to be able to help others the way she had been helped and decided to become a health coach and work primarily with Fibromyalgia patients.

She wanted to share her experience and try to help others live with Fibromyalgia, emotionally adjust, find good providers, manage their energy and find treatments that really do help. “Fibromyalgia changes your life and you have to change your expectation and how you choose to live” says Tami. “Self-Care, not pushing yourself too hard, learning how to take care of yourself through sleep and diet helps manage your conditions”

Tami encourages hope and healing as a coach, author, and patient advocate. A fibromyalgia patient herself, Tami has gone from disabled to thriving. Her compassion, gentle support and fun coaching style help women with fibromyalgia take back control of their lives.

Chosen as one of the 15 Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2015, Healthine says that reading Tami’s blog is, “like having your own health coach and guest posts are inspiring too.”

Tami is a graduate of the Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training sponsored by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association and a member of the Leaders Against Pain Action Network.

Tami has recently published her first book being released June 2nd,2015 appropriately titled “Take Back Your Life”.Stackelhouse_Cover_3D_FINAL

My Book review; I highly recommend Tami Stackelhouse’s book. Having learned to manage her own Fibromyalgia and being a Fibromyalgia Health Coach, Tami passes her experience and knowledge onto others so they do not have to spend their time researching what she has already done. Her style and format ensures the reader will not only have a better understanding of fibromyalgia but learn how to manage pain, sleep, and energy and how to work with Doctors and a health coach. If you have fibromyalgia and are looking for a book that is easy to read, offers helpful tips on living with fibromyalgia or want a better understanding on how to manage fibromyalgia symptoms this is the book for you. You can find out more about Tami at www.MyRestoredHealth.com.

 

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  1. Awesome post! This is so similar to what my story was! When I was about 16, I hurt my neck doing a head stand. My right arm would go to sleep as the result of an unresolved pinched nerve. I was diagnosed with mono when I was 18… after being sick for 6 months. I didn’t recover. When I was 21, I dozed at the wheel (one of the problems I was having) and crashed into a parked car. I got a severe whiplash & a bruised sternum. All through my 20’s I had so many health issues! My mother met a retired chiropractor who had also practiced Chinese Medicine, and he decided to take my case. He did stuff like balance my meridians, follow a restricted diet, and take the herbs & supplements he recommended. It took two years, but I did get better. However, I had way too much stress in my life & at the age of 40, was diagnosed with FMS after years of being tested for everything under the sun. I had severely contracted muscles in my arms, shoulders, neck, scalp, and this ran down my back as well. I also began having trouble with my legs. I ended up on permanent disability. I didn’t find out until I was almost 50 that I had a birth defect in my lower spine: Spina Bifida Occulta & Spondylolisthesis… which was why I was having trouble with my legs. Then I fell off a chair… jarred my lower back, and my legs got heavy & numb and wouldn’t wake up. Fast forward to now. I am 59. I no longer have to wear my TENS every day. I no longer have to take pain medication. I have an awesome chiropractor who has been treating me 2 x month for 3 years. I am back on a nutritious diet. I found out that the Curves exercise circuit is ideal for my body. I am excited about all the awesome things happening in my life… including all the books I’ve been self-publishing. You can find me on reneealtersatmosphere.com. And I am going to share this post on my Lampasas Pain Support Group page!

Looking forward to hearing your comments!

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