Veiled Affliction

Forward

So yesterday I sent tidying up my folders files on my computer and I got red of several duplicate files and folders and everything is looking neater. I’m so happy I decided to go through and do a clean up.

So now the story I have chosen to do research for is called Veiled Affliction that follows my story of having multiple allergies including food allergies, asthma, which led to seeing a nutritionist, which led to the discovery of gluten intolerance. I was off gluten 9 months before I got pregnant with my first child and I had a hard labor with her. To get help with the baby, I moved up to Maine temporarily to get help from my husband’s parents and I saw an allergist who said I wasn’t allergic to anything and all the foods I was tested positive too was probably wrong. He also said I didn’t have asthma. That I was just breathing wrong. So I went back to eating gluten, not taking any allergy or asthma medication because I was told I no longer needed them.

But my health started to get worse. I started having body wide pain and went through several tests to figure out what might be causing it. I was diagnosed in 2010 as having fibromyalgia. I read the book Fatigue to Fantastic and ordered many supplements that were said to help me feel better. Nothing worked.

In 2011 My husband, my daughter, and I all moved to Maine as my husband got a new job there and we moved in with his parents. I started seeing a doctor who prescribed cymbalta for the pain. It helped some. For the next several years I was on Cymbalta and then lyrica, but I still struggled with a lot of pain, fatigue, headaches, low mood, trouble sleeping.

In 2019, something happened that I never would have imagined that would erase my fibromyalgia pain. I can’t tell you here, but I will reveal what happened in my upcoming book Veiled Affliction: My Journey to Better Health. The book is currently in it’s research phases. I’ll keep you posted.

Veiled Affliction

Book on Fibromyalgia

Lately my project as been on a book about fibromyalgia where I talk about my experience with the illness. I have titled the book Veiled Affliction: My Journey with Fibromyalgia.

I have been working on this book for about a month now or at least close to that. I have been working on it most mornings while I have the chance. I have 16 chapters to it.

Chapter 1 – What is Fibro?

Chapter 2 – Childhood and Fibro

Chapter 3 – Fibromyalgia Growing

Chapter 4 – Getting Married

Chapter 5 – Relationships

Chapter 6 – Sleep

Chapter 7 – Exercise

Chapter 8 _ Overstimulation

Chapter 9 – Driving

Chapter 10 – Fibromyalgia and Diet

Chapter 11 – Coping

Chapter 12 – Misconceptions

Chapter 13 – Importance of Support

Chapter 14 – Items I have Tried for Pain

Chapter 15 – Supplements for Fibromyalgia

Chapter 16 – Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia

So there you have my chapter outlines and can get an idea of what I am going to be talking about. If you have any ideas for more topics feel free to let me know in the comments. I”m open to ideas. These chapters may change depending on what information I find.

Take care and God bless!