Resources for Friends & Family of People with Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS

Having a friend or family member with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. You may be facing extra burdens or a strained relationship, or even doubts that the person you care about is really sick. These are all normal issues, and the resources here can help you handle them.

Living With Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Living with someone who has fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome can be difficult, but you can learn how to deal with the emotions and changes you face because you’re living with someone who has fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome.

What’s Going On? A Simple Explanation of Fibromyalgia

Have you tried to understand fibromyalgia but can’t get past the medical jargon? Are you struggling to comprehend how a bizarre conglomeration of symptoms that come and go can all stem from one condition? Get a simple explanation of what’s going on in the body of someone with fibromyalgia.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Simple Explanation

Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. If someone in your life has this debilitating condition, you can help them a lot by understanding chronic fatigue syndrome better and relating to what they go through.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding fibromyalgia is difficult. Get started on the path toward understanding fibromyalgia by getting answers to common questions. Also find out how to get answers to your own questions.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. Get started on the path toward understanding chronic fatigue syndrome by getting answers to common questions. Also find out how to get answers to your own questions.

The Spoon Theory

This one has become a classic – it’s one of the best ever descriptions of what it’s like to live with an illness that robs you of so much energy.

Things People with Invisible Illnesses DON’T Want to Hear

Some common things that people say to those of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are like nails on a chalkboard! Find out what we don’t want to hear.

Things People with Invisible Illnesses DO Want to Hear

Have a hard time knowing what to say to someone with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? Here are a few things that would be music to our ears.

Fibromyalgia Fact Sheet

Get basic facts about fibromyalgia, treating fibromyalgia, symptoms of fibromyalgia, diagnosing fibromyalgia, what doctors treat fibromyalgia and more. Also get links to more in-depth information about all the topics covered.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet

Get the facts of chronic fatigue syndrome, including chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms, how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed, and how chronic fatigue syndrome is treated.

Chronic Fatigue vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What’s the difference between chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome? How are the two conditions diagnosed? What causes CF and CFS?

About Michelle Arbore

I am 36 years old, married for 8 years and have an almost 3 year old, Michael Richard. We also have two cats (Anibel & Mama). I own my own social media management and coaching business that allows me to work from home. I like to read, listen to music, take photos, learn new things, shop, watch TV and spend time with family and friends. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have suffered from this disease for over 15 years now. I started my blog so I could have a place to vent about what I am feeling. It has turned into a place where I post information about this disease, talk about books that I am reading about Fibro, and getting to meet other people who suffer from this.
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