Melissa Swanson is a chronic pain patient, advocate, and author.

Through her Facebook page, she offers positive encouragement, medical information, resources, and support to 18,000+ fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients.

In addition to her own blog, Melissa has been published in ProHealth, “Living Well with Fibromyalgia” magazine, and the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association’s “Advocate Voice” monthly newsletter.

Melissa’s blog has been chosen as one of the Best Fibromyalgia Blogs multiple times.

ChronicPainDisorders.com chose her blog as one of The Best Fibromyalgia Blogs for 2016. Healthline chose it as one of the 15 Best Fibromyalgia Blogs of 2015. In 2015, Healthline said, “[Melissa’s] blog has just about everything you need to read on the pain and exhaustion brought on by the illness. Look for treatments, must-reads, facts, and more. This married, full-time working mom is a true warrior against the debilitations of fibro.”

“I thoroughly enjoy working with Melissa. She immediately put me at ease with her friendly demeanor and positive outlook on life with Fibro. I found that Melissa sharing her story and coping methods with me to be very helpful. It is always nice to be reassured that you are not alone in the fight against Fibro. She truly is a warrior!” — Rebecca

If you’re looking for a cheerleader to be in your corner with a bit of “tough love” when needed, then Melissa is the one for you. She understands the struggles of trying to balance family life and work while living with the challenges of fibromyalgia and its evil sidekicks.

“Melissa is very open and caring! She helps you see things about yourself to help you with solutions you may have been dismissive about. She helped me to understand the importance of the solution and that it was worth a try.” — Emma



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