To All the Fibro-warriors Out There

I can hardly begin to imagine what it’s like for you. From my research and the stories I have come across, living with an invisible illness is no easy feat, especially when those who can’t possibly understand say things to you like:  “you look fine; there can’t possibly be anything wrong with you.” How dare they? You deserve way more compassion and respect

I want you all to know that whenever the pain in my feet flares up and I must either soak them in epsom salts or use toe spreaders to get some sort of relief, I had looked for a solution, a reason as to why. Only then did I come across the word “Fibromyalgia,” and discovered your plight. Only then did I dive down deep into the Google rabbit hole, searching for the symptoms and the cure. To my surprise there isn’t one, only ways in which to alleviate flare ups. There are no studies, no scientifically proven solutions, as every case is different. For that, my heart goes out to you. 

I do not write this as if I am an expert on the solution. How could I, when I myself have not been diagnosed? That said, as I have found the same benefits with my own, there were a few stories from your fellow fibro-warriors that stood out to me speaking of soothing fibro pain with the help of a weighted blanket, and I wanted to share them with you in the hopes that you may, too, find the same comfort. 

A firbo-warrior by the name of Abbie Anderson spoke of her discovery of the benefits of using a weighted blanket for relieving her Fibromyalgia symptoms:

“It was by accident that I used the weighted blanket [...] While my son was using it, it was bedtime, and he wanted to read to me. I crawled onto his bed and covered up with his weighted blanket. Within a minute or two, I was yawning and sleepy [...] I really like to use it for sleep, but also I find it very comforting on days where I ache from the weather or if my anxiety is increased for whatever reason. It gives me a sense of calm.”

Abbie Anderson, Fibro-warrior

Another by the name of Sue Ingebretson speaks to how she, too, had trouble finding the science to back up the notion that weighted blankets can help with Fibromyalgia, but what she does know is how her weighted blanket has helped her manage her chronic pain, as well as her patients’ pain. Despite the lack of scientific proof, she encourages others to give one a try saying, “sometimes we need to try something for ourselves.” And I think she’s right, for it seems that many fibro-warriors have found solace in the warm folds of a weighted blanket. I would have never tried a weighted blanket if the one I have now wasn’t recommended to me as many weighted blankets can cost you an arm and a leg and taking care of them can be an enormous hassle.

The Kuddly Weighted Blanket has become my best friend.

There’s one weighted blanket made by a company called Kudd.ly, the same company where I got my very own weighted blanket. It’s the perfect weight at 5kg for giving just the right amount of pressure that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Plus, it’s completely machine washable, making it easy to care for. And the best part is that it’s great quality for a great price. In fact, I want to share the voucher code I used for £68 total savings on my Kudd.ly Weighted Blanket. You can rest easy without having to dig deep into your pockets. Head here and the voucher code “F8X9” will already be added to your account. with the discount (and shipping is free!). I hope the Kuddly helps you!

Warm Regards,

A Kind Stranger