Look to Online Resources for Information, Shopping, and Community

Look to Online Resources for Information, Shopping, and Community
finding balance For those who have suffered from fibromyalgia syndrome for 20 years or more, the advent of the internet has brought a wealth of online information to our fingertips. For those who are too young to remember life without the World Wide Web, finding information about this illness or even trying to figure out what was wrong with us was almost impossible. The internet has opened up a whole new world for us. Not only can we find out information about the condition itself, but also we can connect with other warriors from around the world. We can learn about different treatment options, find doctors who know how treat FMS, and get tips and suggestions to make our lives easier. It has also offered a sense of independence to those of us who are unable to leave the house. Not only can we shop and bank online, but also we can even have a virtual doctor's appointment, all from the comfort of home. Facebook and other social media sites have more to offer than just keeping in touch with family and friends. With Facebook, you can communicate freely and without judgment in closed groups. Your Facebook friends cannot see your posts, so what you share with the group is private. These closed groups offer friendship and advice that I had a hard time finding in person. Seek out personal blogs and patient websites. These can also provide valuable inform
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