Should I Start Self Medicating?

There is no escape from the pain!! For nearly 5 years I have had a constant throbbing, stabbing and pulsing pain in my right temple extending to my whole head frequently. It does not stop. Every waking moment is accompanied by this sensation. Sitting on the couch this morning I Continue Reading

Pacing – Not as easy as it sounds!!

Pacing Not as easy as it sounds!!

“Just set yourself a steady pace, not too much, and listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop.” That is so simple. My body will tell me when I need a break. That’s what my physiotherapist, psychologist, doctor and neurologist have told me. I have lived over Continue Reading

The medical and care systems are broken!!

Our medical and care system is broken - A 30 Minute Life

In this post I share my thoughts about the medical and care systems that people with chronic illnesses must use. Is there an alternative?

Back Again!!

Back Again - My Life with MS & Chronic Pain

For the last year and a half I have been writing a post every week. This routine has been part of my therapy and it has caused me to think deeper about how I think about my life. Delving into the dark corners of who I am has unearthed the Continue Reading

CBD Oil – Dr. Hempme Review

CBD Oil

CDB oil is the most recent wonder drug for helping with MS. Hemp and marijuana are both sources of CBD (cannabidiol). When it is extracted from hemp, it has no THC (this is a chemical responsible for giving the high and is in marijuana). You can learn more here. As Continue Reading

My Life with MS and Chronic Pain – Weeks 6 & 7

On my way home from hospital

When you have a chronic illness, it often interferes with your plans. It was my intention to write a few posts last week when I was in hospital.  Unfortunately, I could write nothing as the treatment and the hospital caused my pain to increase to a level that writing was Continue Reading

My Life With MS & Chronic Pain – Week 2

A 30 Minute Life - Week 2

Week ending 7 October 2018 What a week!! Full of ups, and downs. But that is the reality of life. If you take part, then things will happen. Some of them good, and others bad. At the end you look back and think;  “How did I survive it?” On Friday Continue Reading

My Life with MS – Week 1

On my way home from work - Killary Harbour

Week ending 30 September 2018 In this blog I have been sharing parts of my life, and how I am living with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. Concentrating on a specific event that has happened in my week has been the fuel for my writing. For the next few weeks Continue Reading

Recipes: Treats for the Autoimmune Community

Pumpkin seed flour cake - Autoimmune Diet

In the last few months I have been looking at changing my diet (see my post about diet). Up to now I  follow the Swank diet. This diet removes all processed food, and anything from the cow. It also doesn’t like frying. As an Irishman not being able to eat Continue Reading

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead Continue Reading