It’s been called the “invisible disease,” a poignant term that captures the hidden symptoms of fibromyalgia. Beyond the widespread pain and general fatigue, this condition can make people feel isolated and misunderstood.
Healthline searches annually for fibromyalgia blogs that offer the perspective and insight of those who have a diagnosis. We hope you find them educational and empowering.
Counting My Spoons
Julie Ryan is a self-described chronic illness warrior sharing her journey in an effort to educate and inspire anyone walking a similar path. Not only does she write about her own experiences with her health conditions, she shares relevant medical information and guest posts from doctors and other chronic illness bloggers.
Recognizing that it isn’t always easy to cope well with chronic illness can be a revelation for those fighting to manage their symptoms.
Nikki Albert, who has lived with chronic illness since she was a child, writes frankly about the toll her conditions have taken over the course of her life. On her blog, which she uses as a source of fundamental pain distraction, Nikki shares her own coping strategies, useful products and treatments, book reviews, and guest posts from other people who understand what it’s like to live with invisible diseases.
A glimpse into a day in the life of this mother, who lives with fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, serves as a reminder that you’re not alone. In spite of it all, Shelley is doing her best to make people laugh — it really does make everything better. Read about her highs and lows, along with practical advice and reminders that living with chronic pain makes you awesome.
The Fibro Fix
Dr. David Brady is a leading authority on the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. His website and blog offer strategies and guidance for managing symptoms and practicing healthy living. From functional nutrition to mental health, CBD to chronic illness, Dr. Brady covers a wide range of topics.
Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware
Chronic conditions shouldn’t get in the way of living well, and that’s something Katarina Zulak truly embraces. Following her fibromyalgia and endometriosis diagnosis — and a year of living in a state of shock — Katarina began learning self-care skills to improve her health and well-being, which she shares on her blog. It was the first step away from the passive role of patient to the empowered role of patient advocate.
Rebuilding Wellness with Sue Ingebretson
Those searching for answers about their own chronic illnesses will recognize themselves in Sue Ingebretson. When her health began spiraling out of control, her first question was why — and she set out to answer it. Sue’s blog serves as a forum for news and encouragement with a focus on promoting positive lifestyle changes and healthy living.
Finding positivity in the face of chronic illness isn’t always easy, but that’s what you’ll find at February Stars. Donna’s blog is a mix of uplifting and helpful content about living well, and she writes about her personal experience with Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Donna also values natural approaches to wellness — including CBD oil, turmeric supplements, and herbs — and shares what she’s tried.
Being Fibro Mom
Brandi Clevinger reveals the ups and downs of parenting — not simply as the mother of four, but as a mother living with fibromyalgia. She writes honestly about her struggles and celebrations, and uses her blog to share her personal experiences in the hopes of reminding others that they’re not alone. From tips on how to make grocery shopping less painful, to fibro-friendly foods to incorporate into your diet, Brandi also delivers lots of actionable advice.
My Several Worlds
Living with chronic illness hasn’t stopped Carrie Kellenberger from seeing the world. Her blog offers a unique dual perspective — seeing Asia from her healthy backpacker side and from the chronically ill part of her life.
While fibromyalgia has affected her travel options, it never extinguished her love of travel and culture. While Carrie’s blog remains focused on her experiences traveling throughout Asia, she also shares details about her life and what it’s like to be chronically ill while abroad.
Fibromyalgia News Today
This news and information website is a great resource for the latest in fibromyalgia studies and research. With regularly updated content, readers will find details about current clinical trials and studies, as well as first-person accounts of life with fibromyalgia.
Melissa vs Fibromyalgia
A self-described fibro fighter, Melissa Reynolds is a mother, wife, author, and coach writing about her journey. Her blog is an excellent resource for information about fibromyalgia symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, including pain management tips during pregnancy and beyond.
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