Painsomnia strikes again

[featured image description: a small green neon cactus sign next to a small Moomin toy, everything is in a warm green glow] We’ve all been there. its 3am, you can’t sleep for the nth night in a row and all you can think about is the pain. Most people with chronic pain/illnesses will have some […]

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Let’s talk sweatpants

[image description: shot of ben sat crossed legged on a sofa, his legs and tummy are the only part of him in the photo. He’s wearing a grey hoodie and navy blue sweatpants and black socks.] Let’s talk jogging bottoms (or sweatpants for our American friends). Growing up I was only ever told that fat […]

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Fibro fighting

There are a lot of ways that people describe fibromyalgia pain and fatigue. Burning Prickling Electric Tight Aching Throbbing Bruised Sensitive Stabbing It can be all over the body or just particular areas. I always say when people look up fibromyalgia symptoms to remember that these pains and other symptoms don’t just wait in line […]

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Studying whilst ill

As I write this I’m waiting for my final results for my BA degree. It’s an agonising wait, especially as these past 4 years haven’t been the easiest. I started university back in 2014 doing a foundation course in History, I’d just gotten out of an abusive relationship and my eating disorder was particularly bad, […]

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to crutch or not to crutch?

[image description: Ben has glasses on and is smiling, he’s wearing a patterned blue t-shirt, black jeans and a rucksack standing in his living-room with two smart crutches which are green] I ask myself this every single day, I have to analyse my whole body and my day ahead as to whether I will be […]

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