As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1998… I was 14. After I was diagnosed my parents and I read a variety of books, magazines, and articles as we researched FMS. Like most fibrofolks, we came across a wide variety of ideas for alleviating pain, curing fibromyalgia, and the like. Some seemed a bit ridiculous while we deemed others worth a shot. Over time we found a routine that worked for me and I was able to go into a bit of remission. With that remission I relaxed in my pursuit of learning as I began to take feeling well for granted.
Last year I found The Fibromyalgia Research Blog and have since enjoyed reading ByTheBay’s posts regularly. I recommend the blog to those with fibromyalgia as well as those close to fibrofolks. The blog discusses research and studies relating to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue as well as various options for treatment and/or pain management. It is often the case that a post discusses a treatment option I have found helpful (like aquatic exercise) or explains and supports an observation I have made about fibro (extreme sensitivity to noise).
Since this latest flare-up began in early March I have begun the habit of additional reading and research about fibromyalgia. As I find interesting information I will be sure to bring it up in an “I Read:” post.