A directory of Blogs that help spread knowledge and awareness of Fibromyalgia: blogs where you can get first-hand information from others who are going through the same experiences as you.
Kristine (aka ‘Red’) is a wife~mother~nana ~gardener~baker~writer~artist~abuser of doughnuts and keeper of chickens. Journey with with down a holistic road of healing with food, creative explorations, and the pursuit of creating as peaceful an environment as possible while we do our time here on this spinning blue rock~
Written by Darla, a teacher who is still adjusting to not being able to do things she used to with ease. she writes about surviving her invisible illness…with Love, Laughter, Faith, Hope and a Bit of Wisdom…..
Created by Jade, a 24 year old female, living with multiple chronic conditions: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Depression, Scoliosis, Autonomic Dysfunction, EDS-Related Intestinal Dysmotility, Asthma and Dyslexia.
Family doctor, internist, endocrinologist, another endocrinologist, rheumatologist, dentist then finally FM/CFS doctor…sound familiar? This is a day in the life of a mom living with Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia.
From her pain, Leah has found her purpose and shares her journey to inspire hope. Leah seeks not to be defined by what she has endured, but by what she has overcome.
Julie shares her journey with Fibromyalgia and other invisible illnesses in hopes of both informing and inspiring other Spoonie’s (those who suffer from invisible illness). In addition to sharing medical info, inspiring thoughts, nutrition, and exercise info, Julie posts an interview with a different Fibromyalgia Warrior each week, helping us all know that we are not alone.
This is Dawn’s own experience with Fibromyalgia. It is her way to share and maybe help someone not feel so alone. Hopefully, Dawn’s ramblings of medications, depression, pain, and the like, will not be too boring!
Jess, a Kiwi living in a little slice of NSW Australia rural country, is a newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia Fighter, feeling her way through and intending to write about it and all the ups and downs that come with the diagnosis. She is learning to love life one day at a time.
Vanessa started blogging aiming to help others, raise awareness and learn from fellow chronic illness sufferers in the process. Her blog covers the ordinary life as a family, focusing on how life drastically changed when she became chronically ill. Her aim is to share positivity and help others find happiness. She believes everyone has the ability to shine, and likes to help people find the right direction.’
Written by Dharshi, a 22 year old Christian in Australia, suffering (but fighting) with fibromyalgia: fighting to love God with her limited strength, fighting to find joy in the midst of her struggles; and fighting to hold on to the ability to dream about a future that’s better than the present.
A current, up-to-date resource for fibromyalgia news and information; dedicated to compiling the latest breaking stories from all the major online and topical publications, making it easy for you to find the most relevant news in one place. The editors and contributors at Fibro Daily are committed to sourcing the best quality information available to make your search for answers a little easier.
A blog written by (Sue Vickers) and for baby boomer women, especially those of us living with a chronic condition that causes pain and fatigue, like fibromyalgia. If you are a women over 50 and also suffer from chronic pain and fatigue…Sue wants to connect with you and talk about the daily challenges that come from getting older, breaking old habits and learning to make healthy choices.
Having fought her way back from being incapacitated to some semblance of “normal,” Kathy hopes that by sharing her struggles and triumphs, she can help someone regain their health . It has been a journey of a lot of trial and error .
Created by Simone, a 40-something Aussie, who has NOT learned to manage this condition so is trying to use her couch time productively by spreading information and awareness of our condition.
Diagnosed at 17, Michelle has been living with this condition for over 15 years. As she gets older, she is sharing the changes to herself and her body.
Firstly, Kirsten does NOT have Fibro BUT she does have over 15 years of experience in three major academic research centers studying chronic pain, with emphases on fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorders and irritable bowel syndrome, and of course, the many comorbidities. AND she gets it. She knows chronic pain is real and it’s ugly. Kirsten’s blog is a conduit for evidence-based (well-researched) information about fibromyalgia and related chronic pain conditions, pharmacotherapy and alternative therapies, discussion, support, and really anything else we feel like addressing.
Ana’s intent is to chronicle the honing of her warrior skills and development of a variety of strategies that she has employed (and is still employing) on this journey towards reclaiming her health and rediscovering the joy of life.
Published by Susan, who is doing the best she can with what she has and trying to help others in the process; that by writing this blog, she will help not only herself, but others in similar situations.
Stella collates articles, awareness items, benefits issues, as well as general health considerations all in one place so FM sufferers can read widely and get an overall picture of the syndrome; and then sends it directly to you in a newsletter, once a week! It’s the only way we can deal with its symptoms, learn to cope with them and still have a life.
Wytewing writes about her personal journey with fibro, because it is important to share the daily grind a little and let people know they are not alone.
Written by the Barefoot Baroness, who has been sharing and communicating her thoughts for the last 15+ years. BB believes that this has held more benefit for her than any support the actual medical community could provide. There is nothing better than shared feelings and experiences with another fibromyalgiac. We seem to know ourselves so well, in tune with our bodies because have had to learn to be.
Written by Alisha, a 20-something year old writer in the UK, who, besides living with fibromyalgia (& depression), wants to raise awareness to help people understand, to share and engage with all those whose lives are touched by fibromyalgia and depression in one way or another, so they know they’re not alone.
Who doesn’t like watching a Christmas tree with the twinkly little lights, going off and on? Now imagine the same inside your body, the twinkly lights being the aches and pains that you feel in your muscles. Throw in constant fatigue, disturbed sleep, waking up with more pain than you went to bed with, increased sensitivity to pain, sound, muscle stiffness, mood swings and the best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) thing – a never-ending and ever-changing list of triggers. This is Lakshmi’s view of Fibromyalgia.
Does she have all the answers? NO! But she is hopeful of living my life on her own terms. She can KICK fibro in its ass!
Friends for 40 years, Heather and Kathy write about life and fibromyalgia. Because it is such a individual illness, we can help each other, what works for one may work for another. It can’t hurt to learn more about how others live, not just survive, but live.
Lana shares her experiences because she wants to live a “normal” life and want others to see that it is okay to have a normal life and to keep dreaming, trying, believing and looking towards the future. She writes about her life with RA and FMS, her diagnosis, and her quest to find answers. She continues to do so because when it gives others hope it gives her hope too.
Tamiko shares her experience with Fibromyalgia: her ups, her downs, her doctor visits, what she has learned and what she recommends…while always trying to remember the words to finish a sentence…YET celebrating life with fibromyalgia, major depression and ADD.
Bonnie writes about her world, as she knows it, as she lives with Fibromyalgia. As a wife and mother, a daughter and sister, an aunt, cousin, teacher and friend, her roles in life are not always easy, but she does her best while living in pain. Welcome to her journey!
A mother, a partner, a friend, an activist, a lover and a loom knitter…but now, also, a patient, linking all the information she has found in books and websites, blogs and message boards, in one convenient spot.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia , Rosemary Lee tries to find humor in everyday life. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Rosemary has a new obsession: She is on a mission. She will be finding out all she can about her mystery ailment and using herself as a lab rat – vitamins, diet, yoga and anything else to get rid of the pain!
Terri is a recovering Type A personality and struggles with not being as reliable as she once was. Once upon a time, she respected people who were reliable, consistent and great at follow-through. So, there’s the dilemma; as a strong woman living with Fibromyalgia, Terri lives day-to-day – unable to commit to anything because you never know when the Brain Fog will roll in, the aching pain will strike, or the limbs will take an unplanned hiatus. According to her beliefs around who deserves respect, she no longer fits into her own set of ‘rules to live by’. This creates a bit of an internal conflict!
Kate is not writing another blog in hopes of creating some new resource for recipes or miracle cures that might help. The web is already full of other places and forums for that sort of resource. It is not another support group for people to air their complaints about pain, doctors, prescription medications, or the like. There are also many resources for that online. What Kate is attempting to do is share a genuine (and sometimes not so pretty) picture of this journey, which right now is greatly involved in figuring out how to best deal with fibro.
A place to read about someone’s life journey – You can make it through tomorrow, despite your hurt and pain! It does not matter how special of a person you are, it does not matter how much money you make or where your house is located. What really matter is what YOU are doing in YOUR life.