Our 10 Most Read Fibromyalgia Posts of 2016
It has been a busy year this year! My team and I have published numerous blog posts, videos and infographics related to fibromyalgia & chronic pain to help you in your journey! We’ve been overwhelmed with the response to the content we’ve shared with you. They’ve been read, viewed and shared by hundreds of thousands this year!
In case you missed them, here are our 10 Most Popular Fibromyalgia articles, videos and infographics from 2016:
10 Surefire Signs You’re a Spoonie
In 2003, blogger Christine Miserandino posted “The Spoon Theory” on her invisible illness blog. She used the theory to explain to a friend what it was like living with an invisible illness. In a nutshell, the two were at a restaurant and Christine used spoons to explain her life with a chronic illness. She told her friend how every thing she does takes its toll – which requires giving up a spoon. However, because of her illness she only has a limited number of spoons she can use each day…hence, the Spoon Theory.
So – how can you know if you’re a spoonie or not? Check out these 10 surefire signs. If any of them sound familiar then chances are you’re a spoonie.
10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Fibromyalgia [Infographic]
We asked over 150k of our Facebook followers what things they’ve learned about fibromyalgia that they wish they’d known sooner. After sorting through the hundreds of responses, we picked out the 10 most common things they wish they’d known earlier. Take a look…
The Real Cause of Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems
We’ve all been there before – right? You get what you think was a full night’s rest – but when the alarm clock rings you feel exhausted – like you’ve just taken a sleeping pill. For many of us with fibromyalgia, this is a cruel reality of our condition.
A recent study is shedding new light on the sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. The study, published in the Clinical Journal of Pain, compared fibromyalgia patients to both a people with no sleep problems as well as patients suffering from primary insomnia.
12 Energy Boosting Hacks for Fibromyalgia [Video]
Fibromyalgia and other invisible illnesses can take a serious toll on your energy levels – not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. While you may not get back all the energy you once possessed, there are a few simple hacks you can do to boost your energy levels and fight off the physical, mental and emotional toll of fibromyalgia. Here are 12 natural energy hacks you should try:
25 Ways to Support Your Spouse with Fibromyalgia
We asked our 150,000+ Facebook fans what advice they would give to a spouse or loved one of someone with fibromyalgia. While every situation will vary, here are some of the most common answers we got…
6 Things You Can (AND SHOULD) Say to Someone with Fibromyalgia
The Internet has been flooded recently with blog posts about “What not to say to someone with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, etc.”. You’ve probably seen a few show up in your news feeds – in fact, we’ve shared a few of them ourselves. They can absolutely be helpful to friends and family members looking for some “fibromyalgia etiquette” or advice on things they may say that could inadvertently hurt their loved ones with fibromyalgia.
Seeing all these wonderful blog posts got us to thinking – what about the things you SHOULD say? Here are six things we think your friend or loved one with fibromyalgia would love to hear you say…
7 Things Your Friend with Fibromyalgia Wants You to Know [Video]
There’s a good chance you know someone with fibromyalgia – and you may not even realize it! Fibromyalgia is an invisible, chronic illness characterized by widespread pain and various other symptoms. Many fibromyalgia sufferers are forced to suffer in silence because their symptoms are “invisible”, meaning they’re not outwardly obvious to the rest of us. They are often ridiculed or told the symptoms are “all in their head” by skeptical friends, family, and co-workers. Here are 7 things your friend with fibromyalgia wants you to know…
Stop! 12 Things People Do That Make Fibromyalgia Worse
Believe it or not – most of us that suffer from chronic pain inadvertently aggravate our pain day in and day out. And the ways we’re doing it might surprise you. We’ve put together a list of the 12 most common things we’ve seen that can make your pain worse…
7 Nutritional Deficiencies That Make You More Irritable
Have you ever experienced a mood change that you can’t quite explain? Perhaps you felt depressed – but couldn’t understand why? Or maybe you were more easily agitated than normal for no apparent reason?
If so – it’s possible that a nutritional deficiency could be affecting your mood. Here are 7 deficiencies that, if left unaddressed, can and most often WILL negatively affect your mood – leading to increased feelings of depression, anger, agitation, anxiety and more…
How Sugar Wreaks Havoc on Fibromyalgia (And the Amazingly Simple Way to Beat It)
Americans in general have an unhealthy addiction to sugar. For one – it’s delicious. On top of that, it’s everywhere! In his book Sugar Crush, Dr. Richard Jacoby notes that 80% of the food supply in America has high fructose corn syrup. The average American consumes 150 lbs of sugar each year!
Find out how all this sugar is making your fibromyalgia worse and learn a simple formula for beating it!
Do you have a topic or question related to fibromyalgia or chronic pain that you’d like me to write about? If so, send me a message on Facebook or sent me an email with the topic or question and my team and I will do our best to cover it in 2017!