Do you need to learn how you can fight fibromyalgia but don't have the time or energy to wade through the junk to find the treasures? Do you want some pain management options, some ideas for getting better sleep, tips for managing brain fog?
Do you want an introduction to things you can do yourself to influence your quality of life today?
I'm a fibromyalgia veteran, I've been fighting this illness for nearly two decades. After losing most of my 20s to pain and fatigue, waiting for some doctor to have a magic pill to help me, I realised I had to do the work myself. For several years I have been actively researching and experimenting and have managed to take myself from miserable and barely surviving to thriving despite the fibromyalgia. Please don't think I have it all figured out, there is too much complexity to this illness for that. So my courses are interactive and I continue learning and adding that learning as I go.
I don't use the c word (cure). I'm not sure complete recovery is achievable. I know that no treatment works for everyone. I AM sure that we can make a difference for ourselves.
My book Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia (available on Amazon now) is what I wish the doctor pressed into my hands when I was given, at last, a reason (or as close as I can get) for the pain, fatigue and insomnia I had been fighting for nearly 10 years already.
Who wouldn't want a road map that lays out the specific steps to take to reduce pain, increase energy and generally limit the misery of not knowing?
I can't provide a finely detailed road map tailored to you, but I have done the next best thing - I wrote up my experience combined with the research.
Can this course help you? Here’s who will benefit:
"I have multiple sclerosis, not fibromyalgia. Still, I can use 75% of this book. Melissa, thanks for your courage, thoughtfulness, and humor.” - Reader of Melissa vs Fibromyalgia book
This course takes you through key areas:
-Respondent of You vs Fibromyalgia: Micro CourseWhat you will learn exactly:
Here's the catch - you have to do the work. I can give you the shortcut, the research, the tools to dramatically reduce your journey but you still need to do the work.
You do also need to chat with your team. We can't make decisions alone I want you to have the knowledge and the ability to advocate for yourself and make informed choices but you can't get around a medical opinion. You need to talk medicine choices with a medical professional.
Who am I? What is my story?
I’m Melissa, mama of two (soon to be three), wife of a hunky hubby and human to Coop the dog. In addition to this 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, in my book and in this course.
I am the author of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia and Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia. I have run my blog MelissavsFibromyalgia.com for five years. Find out more about me here.
“Melissa is a brilliant writer and I enjoy her work. I recommend her book if you have fibromyalgia or know someone who does.” —Jessie, review of Melissa vs Fibromyalgia book
The modules - in depth:
When am I running this?
1st September 2018.
The early-bird special is open until the 18th of August 2018 and will include a FREE copy of my book Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia in addition to the very special price of just $89 (the value according to the fancy course cost matrix is $200!)
It is entirely self-paced as we all have different limits and restrictions on our time and I don't want you to feel rushed.
I'd be so excited to have you join the journey!
I am not a doctor or medical professional in any field. I am a person who has had to learn the hard way through nearly twenty years of fighting an illness that nobody believed existed. And I want to share what has helped me in case it helps you.
However, you should always check with your doctor before trying anything. I always check www.drugs.com for interactions when it comes to medicines and supplements before I bother taking the research to my doctor. Most of the things I suggest are things you can implement yourself – because you have an incredible amount of power to effect your life with each choice you make every day.
I have written about my journey fighting Fibromyalgia for the past five years. I have also shared my journey through pregnancy with Fibromyalgia through two pregnancies in the past four-plus years on my blog, MelissavsFibromyalgia. I wrote the book Fibro Mama Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia, available on Amazon now, it is a compilation of my research and experience. My mission is to help other people fight Fibromyalgia.