AMAZING CIB HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

The giveaway will run from Nov. 23 – Dec 3, 2016. “This giveaway is sponsored by Chronic Illness Bloggers.

You do not want to miss this amazing giveaway.

“There are 11 Prize Packs, each with a value between $400 and $600. 2 of the Prize Packs are available only to US-based winners. If a non-US-based winner is chosen for one of the US-only prize packs the winner will have the option to either have the prizes shipped to a US address of their choosing or to forfeit the prize.

To enter click: ENTER THE CIB HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

Prize Pack 1
• Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com
• $20 Amazon gift card donated by ChronicallyContent.com • Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang (digital) donated by Megan Schartner • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Raindrop diffuser donated by Organic Aromas • 1 Nimble donated by Version 22 • $100 Theraspecs Gift Certificate donated by Theraspecs • Your choice of pattern selection donated by Bridgewater Crafts • Lupus Wellness Consult donated by LupusChick.com • FibroCane protocol

Prize Pack 2
• Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang book (digital) donated by Megan Schartner • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • 1 Nimble donated by Version 22 • 8oz Serenity, 8oz Rejuvenination, 3oz muscle rub & Lavender Liquid Goat Milk Soap donated by The Fay Farms • $100 Theraspecs Gift Certificate donated by Theraspecs • Pattern (your choice of selection) from Bridgewater Crafts • $20 Gift card to Eight Fourteen Designs donated by Kami Lingren

Prize Pack 3
• Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang book (digital) donated by Megan Schartner • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • 1 Nimble donated by Version 22 • 8oz Serenity, 8oz Rejuvenination, 3oz muscle rub & Lavender Liquid Goat Milk Soap donated by The Fay Farms • 2 tubes of Sylk lubricant donated by SylkUSA.com • Jewelry grab bag donated by Ivy Cirillo Pattern (your choice of selection) from Bridgewater Crafts • Smoothie Jumpstart Course from Sue Ingbretson Prize

Pack 4
• 1 Oska Pulse donated by OskaWellness.com • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • 1 Nimble donated by Version 22 • 2 tubes of Sylk lubricant donated by SylkUSA.com • 1 Hr coaching session with Amy Rheaume • Living the Best Life with Fibromyalgia by Alisha Nurse

Prize Pack 5
• 1 Oska Pulse donated by OskaWellness.com • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • 1 Nimble donated by Version 22 • 1 Hr coaching session with Amy Rheaume Prize

Pack 6
• 1 Oska Pulse donated by OskaWellness.com • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Smoothie Jumpstart Course from Sue Ingbretson • Unlocking Lyme by Dr. Bill Rawls donated by VitalPlan.com • Pattern (your choice of selection) from Bridgewater Crafts • Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Pain, Your Guide to Over 50 treatments for pain relief by Barbara McLullich

Prize Pack 7
• 1 Month Restore Program from VitalPlan.com • Suffered Long Enough by Dr. Bill Rawls from VitalPlan.com • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Pain, Your Guide to Over 50 treatments for pain relief by Barbara McLullich • $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of BeingFibroMom.com

Prize Pack 8
• Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme • FibroCane Serenitea & Daily donated by FibroCane.com • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Flare Survival Kit donated by Mini2z.com • Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang book (digital) donated by Megan Schartner • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Raindrop essential oil diffuser from OrganicAromas.com • Smoothie Jumpstart Course from Sue Ingbretson • Suffered Long Enough by Dr. Bill Rawls donated by VitalPlan.com • Living the Best Life with Fibromyalgia by Alisha Nurse

Fibro Pack
• Gupta Home-Study DVD Programme donated by Gupta Programme • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang book (digital) donated by Megan Schartner • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Raindrop essential oil diffuser from OrganicAromas.com • Suffered Long Enough by Dr. Bill Rawls donated by VitalPlan.com • The Fibro Manual by Ginevra Lipton

US Only Pack 1
• Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® Model 1400-D donated by PosturePump.com • 2pk Fresh Assist Spray (1 Lavender, 1 Chamomile) donated by FreshAssistSpray.com • 6 Pack of H-Factor Water donated by H-Factor Water • 1 month supply FibroSleep & FibroEnergy from ProHealth.com • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • AMÉO Essential Oil Difuser and Lavender essential oil
donated by ThePainFreeLife.com • $20 Amazon gift card from ChronicMomLife.com • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Unlocking Lyme by Dr. Bill Rawls donated by VitalPlan.com • The Patients Playbook by Leslie Michelson donated by Penguin • Never Bet Against Occum by Dr. Afrin donated by strengthflexibilityhealtheds.com • Aromafloria Muscle Soak Workout Relief Kit

US Only Pack 2
• Posture Pump® Dual Disc Hydrator® Model 1400-D donated by PosturePump.com • 2pk Fresh Assist Spray (1 Lavender, 1 Chamomile) donated by FreshAssistSpray.com • AMÉO Lemon Essential Oil & water bottle package donated by ThePainFreeLife.com • 1 month supply FibroSleep & FibroEnergy from ProHealth.com • $25 of Happy Goat Soap donated by Patty Woodland • Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com • Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson • Unlocking Lyme by Dr. Bill Rawls donated by VitalPlan.com • The Patients Playbook by Leslie Michelson donated by Penguin • Never Bet Against Occum by Dr. Afrin donated by strengthflexibilityhealtheds.com • Handmade Felt dog ornament donated by Natalie Abbott • Aromafloria Muscle Soak Workout Relief Kit

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Chronic Mom Life – http://www.chronicmomlife.com
ColitisNinja – http://www.colitisninja.com
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Fresh Assist Spray – http://www.freshassistspray.com
Gupta Programme – http://www.guptaprogramme.com/
HFactorWater – http://hfactorwater.com/
Kirsten Schulz – http://www.kirstenschultz.org/
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Living Grace Blog – http://livinggraceblog.com/
Lupus Chick – http://LupusChick.com
Megan Schartner – http://www.liveken.com
Melissa Swanson – http://www.fibrowarriorslivinglife.com
Mini2z – http://www.mini2z.com
Organic Aromas – http://www.OrganicAromas.com
Oska Wellness – http://www.oskawellness.com
The Pain Free Life – http://thepainfreelife.com
Patient Playbook – http://patientsplaybook.com
Perfectly Ambitious Blog – http://www.perfectlyambitious.com/
Posture Pump – http://www.posturepump.com
ProHealth – http://www.prohealth.com
Rebuilding Wellness – http://rebuildingwellness.com
Strength Flexibility Health EDS – http://www.strengthflexibilityhealtheds.com
Sylk USA – http://www.sylkUSA.com
Theraspecs – http://www.theraspecs.com
Vital Plan – https://vitalplan.com

CRM. A new fibromyalgia symptom?

Originally published on www.ProHealth.com • October 22, 2016

medicineCRM. A new fibromyalgia symptom?

Well, not really. But maybe.
I know I live with CRM.

Wonder what CRM is?

Let me tell you:

Can’t Remember Meds.

Even though it’s only a matter of hours after missing my medicine that my body begins to let me know, I often forget my meds. With that lapse in memory, I start experiencing body aches, fatigue (more than usual), and headache, sometimes leading to a fever-like feeling and cold sweats. It still surprises me and I think I’m coming down with the flu, but then I’m hit with the ah-ha moment: “I forgot to take my medication.” Then it takes at least 2 dosages before I feel my “normal.”

CRM. It is ridiculous. It is completely unavoidable. Just take the medication. Right?

It isn’t always that easy. Life happens. Any form of interruption in my schedule can lead to me either taking medication late or not at all. The first thing I do every day when I wake is to take my morning dosage; my phone alarm goes off at 7:00 p.m. everyday to remind me to take my evening dosage.

If anything messes with my routine such as oversleeping, vacations, etc., I am likely to forget. In the evening if I’m busy writing, the phone rings, laundry, etc., instead of hitting the snooze alarm, I will hit the dismiss button on my phone and remember an hour later.

I’ve tried many different methods to remember to take my meds and am currently using PillSuite, a seven-compartment sorter.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Sort your pills (AM or PM) into the seven compartments of the sorter.

Step 2: Place one of the plastic packets over the funnel on the sorter. Tip the sorter sideways and the pills will flow easily into the plastic packets. Label the packet.

Step 3: Finally, use the sealer to seal the pill packet closed and you are done!

I don’t enjoy sorting my meds. It takes me approx. 20-30 minutes to sort 2 weeks worth of meds/vitamins. I’ve gotten lazy and do not label the pill packets which means I really don’t have any way of knowing if I have taken them or not.

There is a very easy fix to this dilemma. I can label the pill packet with the date or start using the plastic daily medicine boxes that are clearly marked by the day and am/pm.

We are creatures of habit. It is important to take medications at the same time everyday.

Tie taking your medication with a daily activity such as breakfast, brushing your teeth or going to bed.

Keep them where you will see them (out of sight – out of mind).

When you take them, visualize yourself taking the medication.

Use a calendar and place a mark on the day after you have taken your medicine.

Place post-it notes or reminders where you are certain to see them such as by your toothbrush, nightstand, car keys, etc.

Ask a family member or a friend to give you a reminder call.

Find a sorting system that works for you.

Avoid the cheap pill boxes. They usually have flimsy lids and clasps that break or wear out after a few months.

Try different ways of reminding yourself to take the medicine and keeping track that you have taken them.

Keep a backup dose of meds on hand in case you forget to take them after you’ve left the house or if you’re going to be out past medicine time.

I’ve now been using the PillSuite system for over a month, and I am so happy that I was given the opportunity to try this product. I have officially tossed the plastic containers and plan on continuing to use PillSuite.

I would love to hear how you remember to take your medicine.

Disclosure: I received the PillSuite system as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.