Coping with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS or MCS
I have a saying I like to use that I borrowed from the surf wear company Billabong. They said:
"Only a surfer knows the feeling!"
"Only a fibromyalgia ME/CFS POTS MCS sufferer knows the feeling."
Part of coping is being understood by others. Part of coping with fibromyalgia, ME/CFS POTS and MCS is simply being believed by people.
That's why advocacy is part of what this website is all about. We still need to spread more awareness and understanding for patients both within the wider community as well as some parts of the medical community.
Because coping with the illness is such a big challenge for anyone experiencing this illness, I wrote Discover Hope which I have been giving away for free for many years. This is a great resource for you to start with!
There are also a number of pertinent blog posts that I have listed below.
And of course, recovery stories, hearing how others have gotten their life back can be uplifting and helps us cope.
So here are some key resources to help you cope with the illness:
1.) Read Discover Hope
All my subscribers receive additional free resources like my book Discover Hope. So consider subscribing and reading the book to rediscover hope.
2.) Listen to how others have recovered
When you listen to these Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, POTS and related syndromes recovery stories and you will clearly see that these people genuinely had the illness and suffered the same symptoms as you have.
Listen to how they also struggled in their recovery journey and how they truly got their life back.
3.) Check out some of the coping focussed blog articles
Here are some blogs for you about coping with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS POTS, MCS and related syndromes:
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