The Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of the Year

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  • The Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2014

    The Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2014

    According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, about five million American adults have this disorder. Being a middle-aged woman and having an autoimmune disease increases your risk.

    Fibromyalgia is tiring and painful. But you don’t have to spend hours navigating the Internet for fibromyalgia information between fatigue and muscle pain. We’ve compiled the top blogs to help you find important information and support.

  • My Foggy Brain

    My Foggy Brain

    “Fibro fog” is a common symptom of fibromyalgia. It refers to lapses in memory and an inability to think straight. In My Foggy Brain, Tamiko Arbuckle chronicles her experience with the disorder and depression—which can often be attributed to fibro—and her journey to feeling well again. Arbuckle shares her story with an uplifting spirit, and encourages her readers to make positive changes every day.

  • Faith, Family, and Fibro

    Faith, Family, and Fibro

    Fibromyalgia can appear without warning in your middle years, just as other aspects of your life can change without warning. Although most wouldn’t consider fibromyalgia a blessing, Karen’s outlook on the disorder is optimistic.

    Karen enjoys talking about how much her life has changed over the last several years in her blog, In Faith, Family and Fibro. She focuses on integrating fibro into a positive life, including good nutrition and exercise.

  • Life and Fibromyalgia

    Life and Fibromyalgia

    Life and Fibromyalgia is dedicated to all aspects of everyday life with the challenges of fibromyalgia. Bloggers Heather and Kathy, who have been friends for more than 40 years, run the site. They share stories about pain and fatigue, as well as work and family. Relatable struggles with headaches and remedies can provide comfort during your worst symptoms. Frequent postings provide details and updates that will make you feel like an old friend too.

  • Counting My Spoons

    Counting My Spoons

    Julie Ryan shares personal challenges related to migraines and fibromyalgia in Counting My Spoons. Ryan also suffers from endometriosis and TMJ, both of which may be related to fibro, which she discusses at length. Check out “Fibro Warriors Wednesday,” a weekly series that includes interviews with fibromyalgia patients to help you gain insights and build new connections.

  • Fibro and Fabulous

    Fibro and Fabulous

    The blog and subsequent book Fibro and Fabulous contain Kimberly Linstruth-Beckom’s testament to the fact that you can have fibromyalgia and still be fabulous. The seasoned writer turned her attention to fibromyalgia topics after her diagnosis in 2005. Come experience life from the perspective of this author as she candidly describes her struggles and triumphs.

  • Seeking Equilibrium

    Seeking Equilibrium

    Chronic pain and tender points on the body are common symptoms of fibromyalgia. While intensity can vary, most pain is ongoing and severe enough to interfere with daily activities. This can leave you feeling helpless.

    Seeking Equilibrium is Rosemary Lee’s personal story of fibro pain and how she overcomes it. Lee uses a combination of humor and comfort to soothe the suffering of fellow fibromyalgia patients.

  • The Fibro Frog

    The Fibro Frog

    The Fibro Frog is a blog that gets its name from “fibro fog” symptoms of fibromyalgia. Blogger Amy details the chronic pain of fibro and arthritis—a commonly related disorder—as well as bone spurs and COPD. One of the main fibro symptoms Amy struggles with is depression, which spurred her weight gain.

    Amy hopes to assure other patients that they’re not alone through her writing. She puts an emphasis on her good days as a positive reminder that there’s more to life with fibromyalgia than pain.

  • Fightin the Fibro

    Fightin the Fibro

    Fightin the Fibro highlights the quests of one fibromyalgia patient as she aims to beat pain for good. Fibro Facial Gal believes that no one should ever feel guilty about their pain, or be accused of exaggerating its severity. Join along as she takes on bad doctors and policies, as well as downright unsympathetic people who are ignorant to the disorder.

  • Dawn’s Fibro Bla Bla Blog

    Dawn’s Fibro Bla Bla Blog

    Dawn has fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, and adrenal fatigue. Dawn is focused on increasing awareness about fibromyalgia, and pointedly expresses her frustration about the misconception that all pain eventually goes away on its own.

    Dawn’s Fibro Bla Bla Blog is a mix of personal reflections on pain and art project tips. You’ll also find unconventional fibro tips like learning belly dancing for chronic pain relief.

  • Inspired Living with Fibromyalgia

    Inspired Living with Fibromyalgia

    Inspired Living with Fibromyalgia focuses on the facts surrounding the disorder in a positive light. Blogger Emily provides news stories and treatment information, as well as personal experience with pain relief. Emily believes that the key to happiness is learning to accept the fact that fibromyalgia doesn’t have a cure, and honing in on the things in your life that you can control.

  • Mummy Whisperer Blog

    Mummy Whisperer Blog

    “Mummy Whisperer” is the imperfect mother, writer, and fibromyalgia sufferer Lisa Pearson, who’s on a mission to help other moms feel good and enjoy parenting. She discusses the need for better medications, adequate nutrition, and less stress, among other treatment goals in Mummy Whisperer Blog. After reading the informative section on fibromyalgia, browse through Pearson’s many other tips designed for the health and well-being of all mothers.

  • Chronicles of Fibromyalgia

    Chronicles of Fibromyalgia

    Chronicles of Fibromyalgia follows the ups and downs of author Leah Tyler. This regular blogger looks at multiple aspects of fibro, including insomnia and trouble performing everyday activities like housecleaning. When the disorder is too much for her to bear, she relies on the support of others to share her struggle. Read this blog to commiserate with a fellow fibro patient who will feel like a friend.

  • Cranky Fibro Girl

    Cranky Fibro Girl

    Fibromyalgia symptoms can make it challenging to stay positive all the time. Instead of putting on a brave face, Jenny Ryan opts for letting the world know how much fibromyalgia makes her mad and cranky.

    Head over to Cranky Fibro Girl for some honest discussions about fibro difficulties. Humor is Ryan’s weapon of choice against fibromyalgia, but she also effectively shares personal stories that are inspiring at the same time.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is the simple title of a blog that is anything but simplistic. Michelle Arbore shares how the disorder affects her daily life, as well as how the support of her friends and family are an integral part of her treatment. The blog also features an informative list of 30 things to share with others who have misconceptions about fibromyalgia, and tips to help you eat and sleep better.

  • This Is My Fibro

    This Is My Fibro

    Fibromyalgia can make you want to give up. This Is My Fibro is written by a woman who refuses to succumb to the pain. In fact, she opens her blog by declaring: “I only get one life and I will not let fibromyalgia take the joy from my living it.” With this attitude, this mother of two foster babies faces the disorder head-on.

    The mission of This Is My Fibro is to find reasonable solutions to help sufferers of all levels of pain. Discover devices to help you reach for dropped baby toys, and read reviews from this helpful blogger.

  • Hopes and Struggles

    Hopes and Struggles

    Unfortunately, there is no cure for fibromyalgia. But there is a wealth of information within these blogs that can help you talk to your doctor about all possible treatment options. Medicine, exercising, good nutrition, and reaching out to your fibromyalgia community for hope and support can help you fight your worst symptoms.

References:

Fibromyalgia (n.d.). Medline Plus. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html

What is Fibromyalgia? (2011, July). National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia_ff.asp

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