DISEASE MANAGEMENT: Chronic Illness Gift Guide, part 1

I’ll be writing some posts over the next few weeks about things you can give to your loved one battling chronic illness. One post would be quite long, which is why I’m splitting it up. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll research the idea.

These are products and services that relate directly to helping manage chronic pain and illness. They have been hand-picked with exactly that in mind.

  1. Lavender eye pillow: $17.95 on the day this post released. This is made from organic fabrics and filled with flax seeds. You can put it in the freezer for even more effectiveness. These can be a Godsend for those times when you need to retreat and relax to ease up headache pain. 516jyblpowl-_sl1018_
  2. Bed reading pillow/lounger: $39.99 This is an Amazon bestselling product. It’s made with a velour cover and contains foam, which moves around some to shape around your body. It is 18 inches in height, which is a good size for a woman or a smaller man. my daughter uses one and loves it.
  3. Quell Wearable Pain Relief: $249.00 I haven’t personally tried this, but it sounds pretty good to me. I like anything that might reduce my dependency on drugs. There’s a Bluetooth connection and an app on your phone to help monitor pain levels, sleep, etc. The FDA has approved it for use both during the day and at night. At its most basic explanation, it appears to be a TENS system. Many of us have those, but this does sound revolutionary if you read reviews and the product information. 41gojk99jgl
  4. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion: $18.60 This is an 8 oz bottle. That doesn’t seem like much, but a little goes quite a long way. Magnesium is a mineral chronic illness sufferers are notoriously deficient in, and lotion is one of the fastest and most effective ways to make sure your body takes in enough magnesium each day.
  5. Equinox Memory Foam Pillow: $34.95 This pillow measures 24×16 inches, and has cooling technology built in, which really helps on those days when your body temperature is going through the roof. Each pillow comes with a washable cover made of hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant fabric.

Stay tuned for the next installment of the gift guide, and again, let me know if you have any suggestions for additions!