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Are you struggling with Fibromyalgia/chronic pain/chronic fatigue and insomnia? Melissa shares the ways she fights these symptoms and her journey from miserable to thriving despite Fibromyalgia.
In this personal, practical book you will learn all of the things Melissa did to take herself from thriving to miserable despite chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia. It will talk about:
- What I would start with upon diagnosis
- Natural pain management options
- The big sleep issue
- Pacing and boundaries
- Meditation, yoga, and gentle exercise
- A medicine that has changed my life
- Chronic pain and fatigue at work
- Parenting with chronic pain and fatigue
- and more
Melissa Reynolds has fought Fibromyalgia since she was 14 years old. Only, she didn't receive a name for her invisible opponent until she was in her 20s. Unfortunately, the name of the illness did not come with help.
However, she took matters into her own hands and in seven years, she went from miserable and barely coping with life to thriving.
Using a combination of research and personal trial and error, she has managed to bring her pain and fatigue levels down and minimise the effects of the debilitating brain fog by using everything she has written about on her blog. Praise for Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia"I wish this book had been around when I first got diagnosed
." Deb, a Fibro Fighter
"This book is a very interesting read. It is packed full of information that is easy to understand and apply. The book reads quickly and doesn't weigh you down with heavy text. Melissa is a brilliant writer and I enjoy her work. I recommend her book if you have fibromyalgia or know someone who does
." - Jessie
"Another fine book by Melissa Reynolds. I like that every chapter is stand-alone. You can start anywhere and go anywhere. You can read from back to front if you want.
" - Danny van Leeuwen, Opa, RN, MPH, CPHQ, www.health-hats.com About Melissa from MelissavsFibromyalgia.com
I have fought chronic pain for nearly two decades, chronic fatigue for over ten years, and insomnia for somewhere in between.
For most of my twenties I was struggling to live "normally" while fighting severe pain and fatigue. I didn't have the brain space to research treatments to try. I didn't know that approximately 3-6% of the world's population were also fighting Fibromyalgia. No one around me understood. After being told at 17 years old by a specialist that they didn't really believe my symptoms because they changed, I didn't have the confidence to pursue help.
After daydreaming for a long time about this vague notion that slightly reduced work hours might give me the space to reduce the pain and fatigue, I moved to a warmer city with my parents, took on a job that was 27.5 hours, and cut the two hour bus commute each day.
I was right. That was the beginning of my journey to a better story.
In seven years I went from miserable and barely coping with life to thriving - using a combination of research and personal trial and error, I have managed to bring my pain and fatigue levels down and minimise the effects of the debilitating brain fog by using everything I have written about on my blog.
Melissa Reynolds is a mama to four young boys, yoga and meditation teacher, founder of Melissa vs Fibromyalgia blog and Yoga for the Chronic Life virtual yoga studio. She is the author of Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia
and Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia
. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and four sons. Head over to www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com and get your free yoga for chronic pain and fatigue series.