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Fibromyalgia Awareness Resource Guide

By Sue Ingebretson

May 10, 2016

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The availability of Fibromyalgia Awareness data today is nothing like it was 15 years ago. When I first asked for help, most doctors said, “Fibro WHAT?” Now, fibromyalgia information is both accessible and abundant. While this is, for the most part, good it can be overwhelming. That’s why I’ve compiled a succinct and powerful list of these fibromyalgia resources just for you.  

For Fibromyalgia Community Awareness, here’s my favorite –

Fibromyalgia Facebook page featuring support, encouragements, and inspirations. 

Fibromyalgia Blog with over 350 posts that share healthy, healing fibromyalgia information.

Fibromyalgia Health Website with an abundance of research, science, information, and support regarding fibromyalgia, supplements, and more.

Fibromyalgia Global Advocacy site. 

Fibromyalgia UK Support site including a world-class magazine. 

These are great places to gain a better understanding of fibromyalgia and the options you have as a person with physical health challenges. We’ve come a long way from the era of “Fibro WHAT?” and are savvier now.

For example, in my book, FibroWHYalgia, I discuss the “WHY” of fibromyalgia. I explore why we get sick and the potential causes of chronic illness. Now, most of the time, I write, teach, and coach on the subject of “HOW.”

How do we get better? How can we move away from pain and toward healing?  

Healing comes from many outside sources, and it can be an inside job, too.

In addition to the sources listed above, when it comes to finding your own inner fibromyalgia awareness, I invite you to begin by asking yourself a few simple questions.

Here are a few Fibromyalgia Awareness questions that can lead you down the path of figuring out the HOW for yourself:

  • Am I aware of how foods impact my health? Have I determined what foods build up my health and which ones tear it down?
  • Am I aware of how I feel around others? Are there some who help me to feel supported and perhaps some who don’t?
  • Am I aware of my environment and what makes my symptoms increase? In particular, what smells, sounds, pressures, and tensions negatively impact my health?

These are just a few questions to get you started.

Here’s another tip. Do you have a hard time explaining what fibromyalgia is like to your friends, family, or colleagues? Check out this How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Others article that includes a link to a downloadable letter that you can share with others.  

It’s my goal to help you feel supported, informed, encouraged, and understood … today, and every day. 

Do you have an Awareness Day tip, question, resource, or story to share? Please let me know in the comments below!

  1. Thank you so much Sue for all these great Fibro resources in one place and for all that you consistently do for the fibro community.

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