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The look of pain and a high temperature…..

It isn’t pretty is it

I don’t know about anyone else with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, but I’m really struggling at the moment. The air feels thick and my head is banging. I’m so tired, but yet I cannot sleep, no matter how hard I try. I am thirsty, then I need a wee, then I’m in pain, then I’m thirsty again, then I need another wee…… it’s never ending in a loop, and I am so fed up of it all.

We had a massive storm here on Saturday night, and my headache cleared almost immediately and stayed away for a few hours before returning again, but the relief for those few hours was much needed.

A few tips I can share to help with headaches/migraines…..

1 – make sure to drink plenty. It needs to be water/juice based if possible.

2 – take paracetamol (I think it’s Tylenol in other places) with caffeine as it makes the tablets work quicker.

3 – use ice packs on your forehead/neck.

4 – try a cooling towel, I love mine, also maybe a cooling mat to lay on.

5 – try a cold eye mask, I have mine in the fridge.

6 – if you have prescribed medication, take it as soon as you feel you need to, don’t wait until you are in severe pain.

Some thing you won’t think will help – I get horrendous vomiting with my migraines, my medication is administered via a nasal spray, as I cannot keep the tablets down as I vomit so much. I also use travel bands, they seriously do help with more than just travel sickness!

I have linked the products I use on a regular basis below, they can all be found at Amazon.

Koolpak Original Instant Ice Packs (10) https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0168L51GW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_572W66DR297AZRX6NFS1

BARGAINS-GALORE GEL EYE MASK HOT COLD SOOTHING RELIEF COOL TIRED EYES HEADACHE RELAXING PAD NEW https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N27TFHA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_KP3VF4ZDE4Q4D6GV5ZNT

Sea-Band Adult Wristband Natural Nausea Relief, 1 Pair, Colors May Vary, Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband for Travel or Morning Sickness https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001F731N0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_792MCAJTZDC2SSTV0ER3

Cooling Towel(40″x12″) Microfiber Towel Yoga Towel for Men or Women Ice Cold Towels for Yoga Gym Travel Camping Golf Football & Outdoor Sports https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0882RL9KY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8CJS1D739CQ640P7N128?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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Magna-Tiles and Lego = hours of creativity! (not sponsored)

A house with a garage and a fenced garden.

Do your kids love to build? All three of my children love to build things (and knock them down, obviously, that’s the best bit) and their creativity and imagination blows me away.

The house above was made by Freya, my oldest step-daughter. She described it all to me in detail, what bit was the garage, garden etc and why she chose the tiles that she did. The pyramids represent the roof, the “fence” tiles are obviously the fence, and then she told me she had added the garage, and put a Lego car inside.

Queen Elizabeth Tower.

My youngest step-daughter Amelia (Moo) made the Queen Elizabeth Tower, we talked about the face that the bell inside is called Big Ben, not the actual clock tower. We also talked about how the clock is kept at the right time – do you know how? Leave your answers in the comments.

A house with a garage and a chair

This building was made by my son Colby (CJ). he made a house using the Lego, and then he re-thought and put a garage in for to store the cars. He also gave the person a seat to sit on in the room to watch the television.

What things did/do your kids make out of their building toys? I have included links for the products we used that were bought from Amazon (apart from the green base plate which was from an old Lego set.

Deal: Desire Deluxe Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Construction Toys for Boys & Girls 47pc – STEM Learning Educational Toy for Kids Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old Gift https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T1XJ6FR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_HGR9WDBHPT0XYVSQ5VG3

Mega Bloks Mini Bulk Tub – Large https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P8WQXJW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7RPZ13E5GJ4QEG8R8NAN