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Episode 72: Is Your Fibromyalgia Treatment Working

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Audible | iHeartRadio | Pandora | Subscribe on Android Tami is continuing this week with the What Does Tami Do series by answering a question one of her clients asked her a few weeks ago. In this episode, Tami explains whether or not she…

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Episode 71: Managing Headaches: What Does Tami Do?

In the last episode, Tami answered a listener’s question about what she does to keep her fibromyalgia in remission. Since releasing that episode, she received quite a few follow-up questions about her migraines and chronic headaches.

So, consider this episode a sort of part two of WDTD (What Does Tami Do) where she’s giving more details about her journey with headaches and what she does to manage them now.

In this episode, she shares how the chronic migraines she experienced as a teen led to her first chronic diagnosis, why she generally ignored her headaches for most of her life, the anti-seizure medication her doctor prescribed to help treat her migraines, why she had to stop taking that medication after a year even though it was actually helping to ease her migraines, how her husband was the catalyst for seeking additional treatment for her migraines back around 2013, how getting Botox injections were the first game-changer for her, the second game-changer that came in the form of a monthly injection, common headache triggers, some general suggestions for reducing your headaches, and more.

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Episode 70: Keeping Fibromyalgia In Remission: What Does Tami Do?

Do you wonder exactly what Tami does to keep her fibromyalgia in remission? Are you looking for an example of what life really looks like when you’re successfully managing your fibromyalgia?

You’re not the only one! A listener recently asked — and Tami answered — these exact questions.

In this Ask the Coach, Tami covers exactly what she has done over the last 14 years to bring her fibromyalgia into remission: The medication and supplement regime she follows, other conditions she’s been diagnosed with, integrative therapies that have been helpful, and the attitude that helped most on her journey.

And yes — you will actually hear the specific medications and supplements Tami took at the beginning of her journey, and what she takes now. (You’ll be surprised!)

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Episode 69: Just Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia… What Do I Do Now? Ask the Coach

Have you been recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Did you leave your doctor’s office with more questions than answers? Or are you overwhelmed with information? Are you wondering, “What do I do now?”

In this episode, Tami covers the first steps of her own journey, as well as where she begins working with her students and clients. The ten steps in this episode include five things you can begin doing right away, on your own, with or without your doctor’s help; the other five you’ll want to work with your doctor on to get the best results. Tami has also included a list of Fibromyalgia Podcast episodes and resources perfect for anyone who is newly diagnosed, or simply wants to get back to basics.

There is so much that can be done to improve fibromyalgia symptoms and pain. Information can be confusing and overwhelming. Start with the steps in this episode to build a solid foundation that will help you feel your best — and help your providers help you more effectively!

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Episode 60: How Do I Rebuild My Confidence? Ask the Coach

When you’re diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it can be a huge hit to your confidence. You may have trouble doing many of the things that have defined you: career, hobbies, friends.

In addition, let’s not forget the unpredictable nature of fibromyalgia! It can be difficult to make plans because you never know if you’re going to have a good day or a bad day. When you do make plans, you may have to cancel — another hit to your confidence.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can become more confident, knowing that whatever happens, you have the tools and knowledge needed to cut your fibro flares short and get back to feeling your best.

In this Ask the Coach episode, Tami answers the foundational question, “How Can I Rebuild My Confidence?” and gives three tips for how you can reclaim your confidence in your fibromyalgia body.

For more information, free copies of Tami’s books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/60.

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Episode 50: Should I Take Medication For Fibromyalgia? Ask The Coach

In this Ask the Coach episode, Tami answers the question, “Should I take medication for fibromyalgia?”

The good news is that there are many ways of treating fibromyalgia. It’s not a choice between medication or nothing! Instead, you get to choose whether or not medication is the right choice for you AND if you want to try other treatment options.

Tami gives six key points to consider as you make your choice. As always, anyone wishing assistance in this decision-making process should consider scheduling a consultation for more personalized assistance.

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Episode 40: Should I Go Outside My Insurance To Get Fibromyalgia Treatment? Ask The Coach

In this episode of our Ask the Coach series, Tami answers a question sent in from a listener: Should I go outside my insurance to get fibromyalgia treatment?

So many fibromyalgia patients struggling to feel better focus on what their insurance will provide for them. The reality is that no matter how good your doctor is, or how good your insurance coverage is, there will be things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket if you want to feel your best. This may mean adjusting your expectations and re-prioritizing how you’re spending some of your finances to focus more on your health.

Tami also introduces the Sherri Little Foundation, a non-profit organization created to provide micro-grants of $1,000 or less to chronic pain patients for things that insurance doesn’t cover, such as medical equipment, travel to see specialists, treatments, and more.

The Sherri Little Foundation will begin awarding their first grants in 2020.

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Episode 30: Where Do I Start? Ask the Coach

Thousands of fibro patients are dispelling the gloomy prognosis that once came with fibromyalgia. The good news is there are so many ways for you to start feeling better! With so many options to take back your health and your life, the new challenge is figuring out where to begin. Do you start with cutting out sugar? Adding a supplement? Improving your sleep hygiene? Trying new techniques for pain remediation? Relax. Now smile. Tami offers expert guidance with four simple questions.

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Episode 20: Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Ask the Coach

How do you lose weight when you have fibromyalgia? Before we can answer that question, we have to back up a step. Tami suggests that a lot of people start with the wrong question. They start with the question of, How do I lose weight? because that’s what we care about. That’s what we’re worried about. But if we don’t understand why we gained weight in the first place, then we might not be doing the right things to get the outcome that we want.

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Episode 10: Ask the Coach: Does Weather Affect Fibromyalgia?

Every 10th episode is a special one, where Tami answers YOUR burning questions. Our first listener question is one that Tami hears quite a lot: “Does the weather affect fibromyalgia?” Listen in for some of the science behind the answer, as well as how our own bodies may know things that science hasn’t figured out yet.

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