Tired of being held prisoner in your own body? Tami Stackelhouse is an author and Fibromyalgia Coach, bringing together top fibromyalgia experts and advocates, creating a virtual dream team to help you take back control of your life and health. From doctors and researchers in the traditional medical setting, to coaches and providers of alternative and natural treatment options, this podcast will empower you to feel your best and live a fibro life you love.
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.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/50.
Understanding Your Capacity Using The Bucket Theory
You're going along fine and then BOOM! Fibromyalgia flare! You try to figure out what pushed you over the edge this time and it all seems so minor.
But our mental, physical, and emotional capacity isn't defined by one thing. Instead, our capacity is more like a bucket. All the little — and big! — things go in the bucket and add up. If you're not careful, your bucket overflows and that's when you trigger a flare.
The Bucket Theory is a way of understanding your capacity so that you can make better choices that lead to less pain, more energy, and fewer flare ups.
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/49.
You Don't Know What You Don't Know
There are things you know you don't know, like rocket science, maybe. But there are also many things that you don't know that you don't know, like your unconscious habits or how your body will respond to a particular fibromyalgia treatment option you never knew existed.
In this special replay, Eva Minkoff, host of the [Human]care podcast, interviews Tami to uncover the two lowest points in Tami's fibromyalgia journey, the thing that turned it all around for her, and how she guides her clients into "knowing what you don't know."
Be warned! There is a lot of laughter and fun in this episode! In fact, Tami describes this interview as one of the most fun interviews she's ever done! Enjoy!
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/48.
Note: This interview was originally shared in April 2019 on the Invisible Not Broken podcast. Eva has recently launched her own podcast, [Human]care, and includes a re-issue of this episode.
Write Your Body's Owner's Manual
Ever wish you had an owner's manual for your body? Something you could reference to see exactly what to do to keep your body feeling its best?
Often, it seems like fibromyalgia symptoms create a guessing game of, "What did I do this time?" One minute you're fine, the next you've crossed the line into a fibromyalgia flare. In this episode, you'll learn how to write your very own owner's manual for your body. Tami calls this your "Book of You", a guide to managing your fibromyalgia symptoms and creating more predictable energy and pain levels. Included in this episode are prompts and examples to help you begin.
For more information, the Getting To Know You worksheet, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/47.
Clearing Fibromyalgia Brain Fog
Brain fog can be one of the most difficult fibromyalgia symptoms to treat. Many doctors don't know what to do with our brain fog and act as if it will take care of itself once our pain and fatigue is managed. However, there are many tips, tricks, and tools that you can use to set up your life so that brain fog has a smaller impact.
In this episode, Tami shares her top ten brain fog tips and the tools she uses every day to stay on top of her business and personal life. All ten of these tips you can implement right now, today. No prescription or doctor required!
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/46.
Fibromyalgia Stories of Hope and Healing
Tami interviews four clients on the ways that they have found to improve their fibromyalgia symptoms over the last few months. You’ll hear how a mindset shift helped Joyce take ownership of her treatment plan. Julee shares how her 15-year chronic illness journey of 26 surgeries, bedrest, feeding tubes, sepsis, and more, taught her the importance of having fun and seeking joy. Trial and error, along with guidance from her coach and education on what options were available to her, helped Chantal get better sleep and lower her pain levels. Gisèle found clarity and solutions through putting pen to paper in class assignments.
You’ll also hear from our August 2020 commencement speaker, Sharon Waldrop, President of the Fibromyalgia Association of Michigan, as she shares encouragement and wisdom with our new graduates. She says, “Life sometimes seems impossible, but there’s always a way. You just haven’t thought of it yet.”
For more information, free copies of Tami's books, and full show notes visit: FibromyalgiaPodcast.com/45.
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A normal woman who relates to us as normal people. She does not talk real slow like a lot of podcasters do, as if we are stupid. She really talks the talk and walks the walk. A pleasure to listen to and learn from. She does understand all of us and through this horrible disease she helps in all ways. Yes people,finally a real good person. Hope you all enjoy her as I am. 💕
Figuring it out!
I was diagnosed when I was 23 I am now 27. For years I have been fighting the diagnose. I had it under control for years and now am staring to have more and more flare-ups and more fatigue. Through this podcast I am now starting to understand and accept my diagnoses. I now want to know as much as I can about this thing that I have. Thank you for helping me through this process and helping me understand/ accept this. I am now trying to figure out how to help myself and my BF understand this diagnoses and live our best lives!
My 17 year old was just diagnosed after years of “trying to figure out” what was going on. Your podcast is exactly what I need! I started on episode 1 and am listening to all of them. Thank you for your compassion, advice and skill at addressing Fibromyalgia in a complete way.