2016 is here and we thought it would be a great time to examine the best Fibromyalgia blogs to enjoy for the New Year! Check out our top 10 selections (in no particular order). If you feel that there is a blog that we missed, simply comment at the bottom of the page- we will review reader suggestions and add more blogs to this list on a rolling basis.
Meet Rebuilding Wellness blogger Sue Ingebretson. Sue is a holistic health care professional as well as California State University at Fullerton’s director of program development for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center. Sue is a relentless researcher whose Fibromyalgia diagnosis motivated her to discover why chronic illnesses occur as well as what to do about them. To that end, Sue’s own coaching practice focuses on working with clients who are experiencing chronic illnesses like Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Autoimmune conditions and many other medical ailments. She coaches them to realize their personal health goals. We particularly enjoyed her recent holiday post on dealing with chronic illness during Christmas. Sue is the author of a #1 Amazon best-selling Fibromyalgia book, FibroWHYalgia. And with 300+ posts on her site, there’s something for everyone!
FibroDaily is a blog produced by Autonomic Specialists as a public service to the fibro community. Their editors provide clear and timely information in a highly digestible format. Check out their recent post on the difficulty fibromyalgia sufferers have maintaining friendships. Their site also must be credited for its attractive and intuitive layout. It’s definitely worth bookmarking as FibroDaily is routinely updated with interesting new posts.
The Fibro and Fabulous blog is Kimberly Linstruth-Beckom’s passion since her 2005 diagnosis. She has been writing for over 30 years and her blog is rich with tips for the daily management of Fibromyalgia as well as recipes that are suited to Fibromyalgia sufferers. Check out her homemade chili recipe. She is also a published author: take a look at her publications page on her blog by clicking here.
Julie Ryan, the Alabama blogger behind Counting My Spoons, is a student and freelance writer who writes candidly about dealing with her own Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, and Temporomandibular Joint disorder. She is well known in the Fibromyalgia community for her Fibro Warrior Wednesday series in which she interviews people that have Fibromyalgia. We especially enjoyed her article on the impact of chronic illness on marriage.
The Seeking Equilibrium blog is run by Rosemary Lee Who describes herself as an “analytical dreamer”. Rosemary is a humorous writer who has established a clear rapport with her readers. Rosemary’s blog is also rich with links to various Fibro-related resources, making it an attractive destination for people looking for quality information. Check out her recent New Year’s post to read about how she’s ushering in 2016 as a Fibromyalgia survivor.
Chronicles of Fibromyalgia documents Leah Tyler’s journey to take back her life from a variety of chronic illnesses that include strokes, pancreatic issues, chronic fatigue syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Her blog’s tagline is: The Ups And Downs and Sideways Progress of a Female Living With Fibromyalgia. This catchphrase accurately describes the theme of her inspirational blog. Check out her recent post So I rebuild which highlights her clear and practical writing style.
Jenny Ryan is a self-proclaimed child of the south and Fibromyalgia blogger over at Cranky Fibro Girl. Jenny uses humor to explore the challenges of Fibromyalgia. What else would you expect with a motto like ‘harnessing the healing power of snark’? Check out her You Know You Have Fibro If… post to experience an example of her ready wit. At the same time, she provides frank and informative posts that illuminate the daily challenges of living with Fibromyalgia.
Infinite Daze provides an academically rigorous perspective on Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses. With a robust resources page as well as more personal posts about the daily travails of living with chronic illness, the Infinite Daze blog is definitely a site you should bookmark. Check out her medication and supplement review post to get a feel for her style.
Melissa runs the Surviving With Fibro blog. Her writing emphasizes the power of a positive perspective and her fitting motto is “Live life”. She is a dedicated mother and wife who works a full-time job all the while managing the inherent difficulties of her chronic illness. It is her upbeat and practical approach to life that makes her blog such excellent reading. Check out her recent year in review post to read about some interesting changes that took place in her life in 2015.
Tamiko is the blogger over at myfoggybrain.com. She has been dealing with chronic pain since 2006 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008. Her blog has a robust tools and resources page which is an exceptional place to get information if you or somebody you love is suffering from Fibromyalgia. Check out her aspirational new year’s eve post. Her rich and inquisitive writing style makes her posts required reading in 2016.
(Blogs we have included based on reader nomination)
The Chronic Mom blog is a content-rich effort focusing on fibromyalgia and lyme disease. Writing under the moniker ‘Chronic Mom’, this blogger is a frequent poster, so you will not regret bookmarking this site for future reading in the new year. The Chronic Mom blog also features a helpful resource page. Her blog also benefits from an intuitive user experience and simple organization, making it eminently readable. Check out her second post of the new year: 10 unexpected life lessons learned from chronic illness.
If you have any suggestions of blogs we might have missed in this roundup, please comment below. We will review your suggestions and then add other blogs to this list as reader nominations.