I am a mama fighting to be well despite Fibromyalgia. I have written about my journey for the past several years on my blog melissavsfibromyalgia.com and am the author of Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia and Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia. With a combination of research, experience and informal surveys, my mission is to help other people not lose as long as I did to this beast of an illness.
When Melissa became pregnant with her first son, her disappointment at the lack of resources about pregnancy with Fibromyalgia inspired her to share her experiences and research as new information became available. In 2016, while pregnant with her second son, she utilised this information and found pregnancy much easier than before.
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.