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.
Nikki Albert has lived with chronic illness since she was a child. On her blog, which she uses as a source of fundamental pain distraction, Nikki writes frankly about 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.
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. Her blog is her first step away from the passive role of patient to the empowered role of patient advocate.
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 — from seeing Asia from her healthy backpacker side and from the chronically ill part of her life.
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.
If you’re looking for comprehensive reviews of the latest fibromyalgia (and chronic fatigue syndrome) research and treatment options, Health Rising might be the place for you. Besides the over 1000 blogs found on the site since 2012, Health Rising also contains extensive resources as well as recovery stories.
The Fibro Guy
Founded by Adam Foster, The Fibro Guy chronicles his journey of overcoming chronic pain after serving in Afghanistan — and after finding that no medical treatment provided relief. He focuses on the physical and psychological aspects of chronic pain in order to help others overcome it.
Fibro Ramblings is a blog from Angelique Gilchrist, who has struggled with fibromyalgia for over a decade. She shares her own story as well as those from others on her “Faces and Stories of Fibromyalgia” page, as well as regular posts from Angelique and guest bloggers.
Not Standing Still’s Disease
Not Standing Still’s Disease is written by Kirsten, who has struggled with chronic illnesses for over two decades. It contains real-world advice and resources for co-existing conditions with fibromyalgia, including autoimmune diseases.
The World Sees Normal
This blog encapsulates the irony with invisible chronic illnesses, where conditions like fibromyalgia are misunderstood because other people can’t “see” your symptoms. With direct personal and professional experience, Amber Blackburn advocates for others struggling with chronic illnesses.
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