Living with Chronic Illness and Joint Pain

Joint pain and chronic illness are a part of my life, I haven’t figured out the cure, but learning to manage is half the battle!

This post is sponsored by Mambo Sprouts on behalf of Go Po. All opinions are my own. #GoWithGOPO

Life with Chronic Illness

Growing up I was always very active- ballet, jiu-jitsu, and kickboxing. I loved being on the water and anything outdoors. My husband and I always had a great time paddleboarding and traveling. I always knew something was up- headaches and fatigue were always a part of my life, but nothing that I felt I couldn’t manage. I stayed active no matter what.

GoPo ReviewThe first chronic illness I was diagnosed with was migraines, in high school, followed by adult onset asthma in my early 20’s. Overall nothing I couldn’t deal with (though I will admit- asthma and Machi Pichu weren’t a great combination!). I was not about to let anything stop me from traveling whenever possible.

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ThGo Po Reviewen along came the Celiac Disease diagnosis. Just a few month’s before I found out about my little bundle of joy. Again, Celiac Disease is no fun, but with diet, I was able to manage without any major problems.

I learned to take supplements to combat vitamin deficiencies that were a result of Celiac Disease.

What I didn’t expect after I had my daughter was that I would start experiencing joint pain and fatigue like never before. They tell you that you will be tired with a new born, but this wasn’t any kind of normal and not just any kind of pain. It was pain like I ran a marathon, without having done anything. Go Po Review

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When I first found out about GoPo I was excited and skeptical. The idea of something that would help with my joint pain was exciting. On top of fibromyalgia, I have broken bones and injuries from my active high school years that would often act up with weather or just because.

GoPo is a supplement that has been clinically proven in Europe and has recently made its way to the United states.  It is created to support long-term cartilage care and joint mobility.

The rose hips used have been grown to provide a stronger, more potent form of galactolipids, that naturally occur in Rose Hips. GoPo is produced by Lane Family Brands, who has a history of quality supplements and products. They have been in business over 80 years.

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My Experience

I’m never sure what to expect when I start a new supplement, first off, I always make sure it’s a hundred percent gluten free. GoPo is. I also try to avoid GMO’s as much as possible and was happy to see that GoPo is GMO free.

Like many supplements GoPo takes 3-5 weeks to build up in your system and for you to start feeling the benefits of it. It was around week 4 when I started to notice that things that normally would cause pain weren’t hurting quite as much anymore. I will admit I was surprised. I hoped I would notice a difference, but have tried so many things, I wasn’t sure it was actually going to happen.

Best part? I found that I was taking less pain medication. This made me extremely happy.

Because GoPo really wants people to get a chance to try out their products, they are offering 3 of my reader’s vouchers for a free bottle of GoPo. GoPo can be purchased online, or you can just head to your local Vitamin Shoppe and pick up a bottle!

Find out more on their website: Go with GoPo

Do you deal with any chronic illnesses? What have you found that helps?

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19 thoughts on “Living with Chronic Illness and Joint Pain

  1. Like you, I suffer from migraines (ever since I was 14!), so I know that pain. I love adding easy supplements to my lifestyle, so I might have to check this out! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I’m so sorry that you’ve had a veritable laundry list of chronic issues piling up on you over time – that must be so disheartening! My mom has fibromyalgia and several other overlapping chronic pain issues, so I’ve seen firsthand how much it can impact every part of your life – especially since you were such an active person for so long. I’m so glad that you found something that helps even a little bit.

  3. I’m sorry you have to deal with all of these, the review is great! I do occasionally get joint pain, I don’t know why, but everytime I’m about to fall asleep they hurt like crazy! Need to check with my doctor. Mimi xx

  4. I’m sorry you have to deal with all of these, the review is great! I do occasionally get joint pain, I don’t know why, but everytime I’m about to fall asleep they hurt like crazy! Need to check with my doctor. Mimi x

  5. Have a friend who lives with constant pain. We all try to help but notice there are days when she really wants to do something she always manages to go and get it done. She is with a good doctor now and hopefully he will help. Will send her this post. She might like to try and see if this helps.

  6. My right shoulder and wrist always give me problems. I actually started massage therapy on it and it relieved a lot of the paint. Turns out, some pain caused by muscles wrapping around out nerves and lack of blood flow. I’ll have to try this in between appointments! 🙂

  7. I’ve never heard of this before, but it sounds like it will help. I have mysterious joint pain intermittently. This is definitely worth trying.

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