Chronically Awesome Products

March 13th, 2013 by Carrie, the Just Mildly Medicated gal

I thought you might be sitting around thinking ‘you know I haven’t bought anything for myself lately’, and if that is the case I thought I’d share some of my favorite chronically awesome products.

Right before the holidays my best girlfriend told me about Mud Love Bands (<~link) I fell in love! You can read about how they are a company that gives back by clicking here.

you can make your own wording if you’d like and ordering
5 to 9 of that same word will get you a discount
a few of my other Mud Love Bands

Compression wear… I know, how could any compression wear fall into a favorite products post?!? Many people with Dysautonomia suffer with paresthesia, for some its just part of the deal others its a side effect of the anti-convulsion medications. One of my favorite products helps with this, the Juzo Dream Sleeve (<~link) and gauntlet. Now I have other compression wear, brands and location of compression, but this is my favorite. If you use the link and click on the upper right hand corner of their page “Juzo” you can see the other products they offer.

and I happen to be sporting some Mud Love

Having Chronic Fatigue makes one a bit of an expert of comfort. If my body is going to cause me to be insufferably fatigued no matter if I have 12 hours of sleep or 6 I am going to damn well be comfortable. Your autonomic nervous system regulates temperature, meaning I can be hot and then cold in the same room within an hour. Its like pre-menopausal training. So trust me when I say Cuddl Dud Active Layer tops are amazing! (<~link) Like the Juzo this is a brand I have a few different items from but I love the Active Layer. Side note, best place I have found to buy them in Kohl’s.

here is the model from Cuddl Dud,
she does it better than me today
me sporting my cuddl dud under a robe

Can I have a side of salt with that? I know most people are trying to cut back on salt, I am salt loading. The goal is 5 to 7 grams of salt a day, if labs don’t show enough sodium output its upped to 8 to 10 grams. I know, those of you familiar with salt and sodium levels just freaked a bit. I take Florinef to helps with cerebral salt wasting and tried salt tablets (BARF). Next best line of treatment, Snyder’s Pretzel Rods.

One Dysautonomia perk, this is recommended
okay, down fall is a tad bit of BLOATING

Being at home more often then most people can imagine can take wanting things things you love in your home to a new level. I have a few pieces from an awesome artist at Loquacious Ink (<~link). Talk about a personalized gift!

Do you have a favorite brand of something that you think everyone should know about? Do you love any of these as well? Let me know :)

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7 Responses

  1. in pursuit says:

    I love that the Cuddl Dud has the thumb hole thing! I totally want something with the thumb hole thing! Of course it’s about to get warm here but I don’t care! And your ink art is amazing!! Love it!
    Great post friend!
    V

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just found your site. LOVE iti!

    I LOVE the Juzo products! I use the compression stockings and they are the most comfortable and effective brand I have found. The place I ordered from even sent me some free “donning gloves” to help with getting them on. They have rubbery palms which really help with pulling them up and with the strength in my hands compromised they make it much easier.

    Try the thigh high compression stockings. Instead of stopping below the knee, where they tend to roll, they go most of the way up the thigh and they have these wonderful little rubber dots at the top that keep them from rolling down. SO comfortable.

    A tip for keeping knee socks from rolling: Apply Eucerin cream (the really thick, sticky stuff) on your legs, all the way to the knee, before putting on your stockings. Don’t work it all in…leave a thin layer. This holds them in place and keeps them from rolling. It usually lasts 12-24 hours.

    Kathy R

  3. Melinda says:

    Ok, that shirt looks awesome!!! So want one! Oh, and that is so weird that you just wrote this post because I was JUST talking to my mom about possibly making awareness/medic alert jewelery and other art(seriously, like 2 hours ago). What do you think? I’ve some ideas for mixed media art (on canvas) as well… What do you think?

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