I wanted to share my favorite products I use on a daily bases for my self-care and products that ease my pain during recovery from a flare or daily pains.
Last summer while I was working with my own fibromyalgia coach, she recommended that I add a night time routine to help ease myself into a better sleeping habit. Part of my night routine was to wash my face and put on my favorite face cream Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask from Youth to the People. In December, I added a morning routine to help prepare me for my college class(es). I would wash my face and put on Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream. For Christmas, I got the eye creams to add to my routines. For daytime, I have Tatcha The Silk Peony Melting Eye Cream and Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line Reducing & Dark Circle-Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum. For nighttime, I have Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye.
Flare Survival Kit
When I was enrolled in IFIC's Fibromyalgia Advisor program last summer, we had to prepare a "Flare Survival Kit", to be honest, I struggled with this assignment because I didn't have "pain relief" medicines or really knew which topical creams were available. It surprises most people when I tell them I do not take a prescription for pain; I was never offered pain relief from my GP and she retired her practice in the fall of 2019. I was temporarily seen by another GP, he didn't "believe in fibromyalgia" and wasn't helpful to my wellness, he also closed his practice in the spring of 2020. I have been without a physician in my medical team for a year.
Last week was my intake appointment with the naturopathic clinic. I look forward to working with a doctor who cares and knows how to care for a fibromyalgia patient.
Every night before I fall asleep, I use Yves Rocher Anti-Fatigue/Anti-Tiredness Foot Soothing Iced Gel & Yves Rocher Light Legs Fresh Gel. I just discovered these Yves Rocher products this month and I love them very much, I don't hurt as much in the morning. My favorite pain relief topical cream is by Mind Body Matrix. I was gifted a sample size bottle last summer when I joined the International Fibromyalgia Coaching Institute. I was so pleased that I felt immediate relief in my back, neck, and shoulders (or wherever else, I had applied it for pain relief). It is a pricey item, but I believe it is worth the cost, for it's an alternative to prescription medication that I don't have access to. I use an essential oil called Worry Not, I apply it at bedtime on my wrists, breathe in the aroma and peacefully fall asleep. If I have a headache, I use a frozen eye pillow created by KrumaCreations, either on the back of my neck or over my eyes.