The Fibromyalgia Framework Series

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Last Updated on October 12, 2020 by melissanreynolds

Welcome to the introduction to my Fibromyalgia Framework series!

The fibromyalgia framework series is going to present my (evolving) view of managing fibromyalgia. In 2018 some of my strongly held theories were proven true by experience and research. I’ll share this with you.

the fibromyalgia framework

In this first part I will show you my Fibromyalgia Framework and grid, which will likely look different to yours on account of the unique nature of this illness and where we are on our journey.

My mission is to help you cut your journey down, I lost too much of my life to chronic pain, fatigue and insomnia, so I share what works for me in case it helps you.

In this series we will address the components of my framework including diagnosis and misdiagnosis, tracking your progress, sleep, basic human needs, pain management, the central nervous system and fatigue.

My Fibromyalgia Framework 

Fibromyalgia is a complex illness with no known cure or cause. The way it manifests, how it is triggered and how we find relief differ from person to person.

Here are my key components that I’ve found crucial to my wellness journey. I created this after several years of intense experimentation and research and after decades living with the symptoms.

My keys

  • Sleep
  • Meditation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Gentle exercise (yoga)
  • Low dose naltrexone
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Dealing with trauma
  • Additional health issues (myofascial pain syndrome)

Your Fibromyalgia Framework

Grab your free Fibromyalgia Framework puzzle and grid and start populating what you think are your key puzzle pieces. You may be early in your journey and have only one or two things, or you may be further along, like me, and have the whole thing filled out. This doesn’t mean you have it sorted, it just means you have more direction.

Once you have filled in some puzzle pieces, you can begin to research those areas and make some goals to tackle them!

Fibromyalgia Grid

Under each puzzle piece you can create your grid of key areas to manage.

I.e.. Pain management

  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine
  • Yoga/stretching

This will help you formulate your next steps.


Get your full Fibromyalgia Framework Workbook below or print out the free templates above and start your puzzle and grid.

Then move onto the next in the series:

diagnosis and misdiagnosis, tracking your progress, sleep, basic human needs, pain management, the central nervous system and fatigue.

Further reading that may help:

Yoga, the Central Nervous System and Fibromyalgia
My Top Three Treatments to Fight Fibromyalgia
Why I’m Treating the Fibromyalgia as Naturally as Possible – Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Impatient? Want to work through the content now? The Fibromyalgia Framework Workbook is available to purchase, with all of the templates (freebies and templates recommended from my Etsy Store) with space for notes to work through the content as a course. Find the Fibromyalgia Framework here (digital). Find it physically here.

11 thoughts on “The Fibromyalgia Framework Series

  1. Jan Van Patten says:

    Thank you! Really looking forward to the series. I have learned little bits from here there and everywhere so I don’t even know what I don’t know.

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