Hello, my name is Michelle and welcome to my health posts on fibromyalgia. Here, you will find a site dedicated to helping those who are living with or know someone who is living with fibromyalgia.
I worked for several years as a personal support worker for the elderly, while maintaining a carrier as a personal fitness trainer. A few years ago, I decided to increase my knowledge in this area and become a certified health coach as well.
Over the years, I’ve had many people ask me if there were certain exercises they could do to improve their fibromyalgia symptoms. Some would ask about whether they should avoid certain types of food or if there were natural ways to reduce pain, etc.
I had received some education and training in this area, but I had to admit, it wasn’t a topic I found a lot of information on. Even during my placement, I noticed it wasn’t something that was often talked about. I had a particularly difficult time finding information about natural ways to relieve pain and fatigue and other fibromyalgia related symptoms.
I wanted to offer my clients more. Later some of my friends and family members, including my own mother, were diagnosed with this condition. At this point, I wanted to know more.
You’re not alone
Many people, especially women, are affected by this painful condition. Many even suffer in silence for many years without a diagnosis, or the symptoms they are experiencing are misdiagnosed as something other than fibromyalgia .
It is a good idea to talk to your doctor, nutritionist and/or a dietician about fibromyalgia. But it certainly helps to have more information from those that are going through it themselves. I wanted to be their voice. I know my mother and many other friends and family of mine wish they had more resources available to them when they were first diagnosed.
With this in mind, I decided to review some books on the subject, take specialty training and extra courses in this area along with some pretty intense research. I also asked numerous questions to those who are living with fibromyalgia about their own experiences to learn what has helped them.
I love to offer encouraging words of support as well and encourage others to do the same. If you have information about something that has helped you, a supplement, an exercise, a food or just want to offer kind words, please do! You are more than welcome to leave comments below.
The goal of this website
The goal of myhealthposts.com is to provide honest information and health tips that benefit everyone, but with a focus on fibromyalgia related topics. I wanted to make sure that they are relevant, current and informative. Of course, I am not a doctor and the information I provide are my opinions only and therefore is never meant to replace medical advice from a qualified physician. With this in mind, you should also talk to your doctor before trying any new exercises, supplements or before making any changes in your current diet.
If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I hope you take just a few minutes to read some of the information here. Please let me know of some topic ideas you would like to see, if they are not already covered. If you know someone who is living with fibromyalgia, please let them know about this website. No one should ever have to go through anything like this alone!
If you ever need any help or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,