All over the internet 150,000,000 blogs produce approximately 46,000,000 posts daily. With so much information swirling around, how do you find the best fibromyalgia blogs, with information that is accurate and helpful? Here are the best fibromyalgia blogs online right now, as awarded by Healthline.com!
Dawn’s fibromyalgia blog chronicles her multiple chronic illnesses, her struggle with the medical community, and her quest for alternative treatments to help her get well (think belly dancing!). On the left side of her blog is a list of excellent, up-to-date resources for daily management of chronic pain as well as research links and support communities.
Rosemary Lee compares herself to road kill in one of her most recent fibromyalgia blog entries, and the humor and honesty goes on from there. Her writing is honest and, at times, raw and painful. She addresses relationships, daily struggles, and depression with a straightforward manner, and her photography and art complement each blog entry.
This fibromyalgia blog declares defiantly, ““I only get one life and I will not let fibromyalgia take the joy from my living it.” Written by a foster mother of two, This Is My Fibro goes deep into detail about the author’s personal struggles but also delves into daily life, offering product reviews for tools that make life easier for the fibro sufferer.
A simple title for a helpful blog that offers information and resources, including conference dates, tips for better sleeping and healthy eating, and ideas for helping family and friends understand the condition. This fibromyalgia blog is informative and packs a lot of information into each post.
Leah’s wildly popular blog relates the daily struggles of a fibromyalgia sufferer in the voice of a friend. She offers support, encouragement, and practical ideas for dealing with everything from cooking to dealing with expectations to living in faith.
Jenny Ryan, a.k.a, Cranky Fibro Girl, harnesses the power of sarcasm and snark to fight fibromyalgia. From her manifesto, a document that offers helpful advice to doctors of fibromyalgia patients: “Please believe us when we tell you that the progression of our illness and/or our recovery is not linear. And often there is no visible cause and effect between what happens in our life and the symptoms we do (or do not) experience. Trust us when we tell you that if we ever do determine a consistent, repeatable pattern, there will be a party. And you will be invited. We promise-if that ever happens, you will know.” If humor is your weapon of choice in your own fight, this is the fibromyalgia blog for you!
Emily doesn’t let her fibromyalgia diagnosis rule her life. She chooses instead to focus on the things she can change or control, and her blog is a reflection of that focus. From the inspiration gallery with its stories and photos to tips and “simple aids” for daily life, Inspired Living With Fibromyalgia is truly inspiring.
Diagnosed less than two years ago, the Mummy Whisperer specializes in helping parents with fibromyalgia, addressing issues with anger, relationships, feeling underappreciated, and parenting. Although it deals with specific issues related to fibromyalgia, this blog also discusses everyday challenges anyone might face. It is a great blog for any person who wants to improve their relationships or their lives.
Named for the Spoon Theory, which addresses what it is like to live with a chronic “invisible” illness, this fibromyalgia blog features guest posts and helpful tips and tricks to make life easier and better. The blog’s author suffers from temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and endometriosis in addition to fibromyalgia, and she talks candidly about her diagnosis and disability accommodations.
Education is the name of this fibromyalgia blog’s game. The author writes about her daily struggle with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain, detailing trips to the doctor and the general confusion that can surround the diagnosis and treatment of these chronic pain conditions. One of her most striking blogs deals with the highs and lows of being on vacation with chronic pain.
Diagnosed in 2005, blog author Amanda offers tips for daily management of fibromyalgia as well as recipes and links to recent research. Amanda also discusses other medical issues, such as celiac disease and the Gardisil vaccination, offering her views and links to more information throughout each blog post. Her writing style is literary at times but clear and easy to read.
Two friends share the posting duties on this blog that deals with the daily ups and downs of having fibromyalgia. The tone is conversational, and it feels like you are sitting down over coffee with a friend.
Weight gain and depression are two topics that Amy deals with every day, and she writes about them in her cleverly named fibromyalgia blog. She addresses the isolation that fibro patients can feel and writes about taking drugs for her fibromyalgia and arthritis. The Fibro Frog hosts giveaways and sponsored posts for products that might be helpful for fibro patients and the people they love.
Karen is a home schooling mother of two kids. Her blog is optimistic and does not dwell on her fibromyalgia diagnosis. She chooses instead to offer suggestions on home schooling, resources for families in general, and words of wisdom regarding her faith and how it guides her in her life.
My Foggy Brain is written by a married mother of two, living in San Francisco, and suffering from not only fibromyalgia but also major depression and ADHD. Her blogs are funny and candid, and her list of tools and resources is comprehensive, covering topics from sleep to online communities to general education on fibromyalgia and depression.
What have we missed? Add your favorite fibromyalgia blog to the list in the comments below!
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