People with fibromyalgia have a new way to connect with one another, thanks to a recent revamp of the NewLifeOutlook fibromyalgia community website.
The site expansion allows readers to interact with other fibromyalgia patients who have first-hand experience with the condition and its resulting struggles.
The NewLifeOutlook community’s mission is to provide practical advice to people living with fibromyalgia, and to facilitate the valuable sharing of information between community members. Adding a member discussion forum to the site brings the community one step closer towards delivering on that mission.
Debora McNicholas, a fibromyalgia community member and patient, recently shared her story with NewLifeOutlook and says her mood and mindset have received a huge boost thanks to the support of the community.
“It’s amazing to me that your team has given ordinary fibromyalgia survivors a voice by allowing us to contribute to your project,” Ms McNicholas says.
“It’s the best possible way for us to educate others while advocating for ourselves.”
The group’s community manager and member advocate, Alyssa Winegarden, agrees.
“This is what it’s all about,” she says.
“It’s not about the symptoms of the condition, and it’s not about posting technical information and moving on, it’s about the people behind the chronic pain and fatigue every day, and their ability to support each other.”
The fibromyalgia discussion forum is just the latest addition to the community, which already provided plenty of support for people with fibromyalgia. Users can:
- Share their own story and experience via ‘My Story’;
- Read articles written by medical professionals and fibromyalgia patients;
- Follow the latest research on the condition; and
- Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Google +
NewLifeOutlook is a family of websites that focuses on people living life with chronic illness, not the illness itself. We strive to provide value by offering practical information that may help people afflicted with a chronic condition to better deal with everyday life post diagnosis, as well as connecting users with similar afflictions.