Back in December, I asked you to let me know what types of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome information you wanted to see in 2014. It was apparently a popular question, with the poll getting more than 1,800 responses and 30 people leaving comments! Thank you for all the great feedback!
The topics that fared best in the poll were:
- Latest research,
- Symptoms & symptom management,
- Treatment options,
- Future treatment possibilities,
- Overlapping conditions.
I have to admit, I was sad to see "sleeping better" and "eating healthier" get very little interest, since those two things can make a huge difference in how we feel. However, I also know that they're often among the most difficult things to manage and your doctor is probably already harping on you about them (but not giving you the resources to follow the advice.)
I was really happy, though, to see research getting the most votes. I know that keeping up with it has helped me immensely when it comes to making treatment decisions.
Topics people asked for in comments included:
- Teeth/mouth problems,
- Chest & clavicle pain,
- Natural treatments,
- Lyme disease,
- Medical marijuana,
- GMO foods,
- Vagus nerve involvement,
- Coping with isolation.
Look for posts on those topics, as well as others you asked for, over the next several weeks.
One person requested a topic that I intentionally stay away from. It's an important topic, so I'll be posting something soon about why I don't cover it and where you can find the information.
Again, thank you for your feedback!
If you haven't taken the poll but would like to, it's here: What Do You Want to Know About?