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Fibromystory is a personal blog of my experience of living with Fibromyalgia and Hyper Mobility Syndrome. More importantly, how managing them with a combination of weight lifting, nutrition and alternative therapies has transformed my life.

I hit my rock bottom in 2013 just prior to my diagnosis. I was already living with HMS and Osteoarthritis to one hip but the fibro floored me. I gave up for while, but the one thing about hitting rock bottom is it forces you to do or die. I did.

It’s been quite a journey but now flare up’s are few and I’m more about counting squats than spoons these days! I know I’m not cured but finally I feel as though I’m managing my health and not vice versa. I also have a banging body (if I do say so myself!!!) I’m medication free and most importantly, I’m happy.

That’s not to say I still don’t have my battles, my bad days do come (and they go) but I challenge them differently these days using all I have learnt along the way. I will write about the good and the bad as they occur. My hope is to encourage others that there is another way – if you believe; GREAT THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. The medical route left me rattling and miserable and deep inside I knew it was not the way to live my life, but I’d been through so much that I believed change was impossible. It came when I believed I was fighting for the life I had lost.

I don’t have all the answers and I realise that one size does not fit all. I acknowledge that the same condition can affect us all differently so managing it can be very personal. I’m no guru, just an everyday person, but I’ve learnt a lot along the way and hope my experiences may help you to find a path that works for you. So take what you like, leave what you don’t.

Fibromystory.com will contain an honest diary of my journey from diagnosis until now as well as in-depth explorations of related factors. Topics will cover the conditions, physical health, mental health, diet and exercise guidance and resources.

You are welcome to leave your comments. It will be really great if we can connect and contribute to the existing communities.

Good luck to you and thank you for your support.