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Hello and welcome! This is your place to find support on your journey, where you will learn that you can improve your quality of life and I will show you how. This is everything I have researched and experienced in order to fight Fibromyalgia – chronic pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia and anxiety.

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I’m Melissa and I am a mama, author, fibro fighter, planner, doer, coach and yoga teacher. I received my Life Coach Certification and Mindfulness Certification through the Transformation Academy.

If you learn only one thing from anything I offer, I hope that it is that:

You have the power to improve your quality of life.

I blend research, anecdotal evidence and personal experience in order to help you fight chronic pain/chronic fatigue/insomnia and the many disorders that cause these.

Are you wondering if pregnancy will be more difficult with Fibromyalgia? If you’ll experience a flare up postpartum? How to nurse despite the pain? I write about this and more in Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia book. There’s also an entire Pregnancy Resources page for you.

Are you looking to fight Fibromyalgia? Maybe learn how I went from miserable to thriving in several years (spending a lot of time and energy researching and trying things out)? It’s all in my Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia book. There’s also an entire resources page here with a heap of blog posts and printables I’ve written.

Are you wondering What it’s Really Like to Live with Fibromyalgia? Or What Works for Me: 9 Things to Fight Fibromyalgia? 

I’ve been fighting Fibromyalgia for more than a decade. After struggling through the first half of my twenties exhausted and miserably sore without any doctor interested in helping me, I decided to begin fighting for myself. I moved to a warmer climate with my parents and brothers and reduced my work hours from full time to 27.5 hours per week. That’s when life began to slowly get better.


If you would like to support this mission and get yourself into the exclusive members’ library please see my Patreon page here.

Find over 200 blog posts on this blog to help you on your journey.

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About Melissa vs Fibromyalgia

Melissa Reynolds has been sharing her personal journey and research into fighting the chronic illnesses fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome since 2013 on the blog www.melissavsfibromyalgia.com. Over time this has grown to include two books, courses, Facebook support groups and coaching. It has developed organically responding to client need and Melissa’s ability as her personal journey has taken her closer to wellness.

Our vision is for a world where we have a set protocol to follow to achieve full remission from fibromyalgia and all people diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience support and understanding from day one.

Our mission is to help those with chronic illness set and achieve their goal of “thriving with chronic illness” and to feel supported, confident and hopeful from day one.

We do this through

A growing repository of free resources on Melissa vs Fibromyalgia blog and YouTube page.

Three books: Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia, Melissa vs Fibromyalgia: My Journey Fighting Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Insomnia and The Fibromyalgia Framework Workbook available on Amazon.

Two free micro courses Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia: Arm Yourself with Knowledge and You vs Fibromyalgia: Arm Yourself with Knowledge. These are free courses to get you started on your journey to fight Fibromyalgia (or give you more knowledge to kick that journey up a notch).

Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue – I have a free challenge, a foundational course and offer private, personalised sessions.

Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia Facebook group – a support group for women considering, TTC, pregnant and parenting.

Melissa vs Fibromyalgia Facebook group – a proactive support group for people wanting to actively pursue their best wellness with fibromyalgia.

Foundations of Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue and Restorative Yoga for the Chronic Life courses. 

There is also an exclusive members’ library with toolkits designed to help you on your journey.

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Luke T. Parkes formatted and edited my books and courses, created the covers for the books and many of the images on my blog. If you would like to chat to him about his work, use our Contact Us page to drop him a query.


I am obviously not a health professional, I only know what works for me. I share my journey so that people would know the things they can try, in discussion with their medical team. We are a long way from the world in which I received my diagnosis, it was a hostile world where no one I knew believed in fibro/CFS and there was little information. I always expect that you will do your own research and will chat with your own team of medical professionals.

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  1. Hi Melissa! I just saw that you are following my ‘lovingmylumbar’ blog – thank you! This was a blog I started while I was going through my yoga teacher training (finishing up in time before my bub came into the world 2 years ago!). Since you signed up to this blog, I thought you might be interested in my my most recent blog https://nikkiveliz.wordpress.com/. I’m keeping my lovingmylumbar as a reminder to myself about my time going through an amazing part of my life 🙂

    1. Thanks Nikki! All signed up to the new one. I love that you are a yoga/meditation teacher and you aren’t extraordinarily bendy (lovely way to put it lol) as I would like to train as a yoga teacher one day! 🙂

      1. Hi Melissa – are you in NZ? I think I remember reading that you were….Juliet Forch (NZ yoga teacher) is the reason I started yoga teacher training! She said we needed more inflexible teachers so if and when you would like to train, go check her out 🙂

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