I have fibromyalgia

chronic fatigue syndrome,

but it doesn’t have me!






Welcome to my web site. I’m Chantal K. Hoey-Sanders. I consider myself a fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue survivor and have been determined to never let my fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue define me, no matter how challenging that may be at times.

     I write, paint, and am a fibromyalgia/guaifenesin protocol support group leader. Those are my hobbies and my therapy. Before I was an author, I was a high school Spanish teacher. Then, fibromyalgia hit.

    Now, I write about living with and reaching beyond (striving and thriving) with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Because it can be done! YOU CAN step out of your fibromyalgia story! It’s possible to regain your life. But, you have to want to get well, you must be ready to do some hard work, and feel you deserve to get better.

     In March 2011, I self-published my book, I Have Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but it Doesn’t Have Me!: Six Steps for Reversing FMS/CFS, A Memoir, available through BalboaPress.com and Amazon.com. (See Book Summary and Availability.)

     My goal in sharing my fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome journey from “bedridden to better” with you, is to let you know that you are NOT alone and that you can become a fibromyalgia SURVIVOR.

     HOPE is here, even when your world looks grim, and you feel completely isolated, misunderstood, and frustrated beyond belief—there is life without chronic pain and constant fatigue during and after the fibromyalgia diagnosis! Join me!


     I am not a doctor or a medical professional. I am a patient. This web site is not intended to replace the advice and/or care of a medical doctor.

     © 2017 Chantal K. Hoey-Sanders. All rights reserved.

I wear my sunglasses outside and inside, too. I am extremely light sensitive. My migraines are triggered by all sorts of fancy lights—fluorescent, flashing, flickering, the sunlight streaming through the trees...and they can be completely debilitating.

My migraines are my worst fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome symptom. I have had them since I was six years old. 

 HIndsight has taught me that I can trace my fibromyalgia back to infancy.

Fibromyalgia/Guaifenesin Protocol Awareness, Education, Inspiration, and HOPE

I Have Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

Syndrome, but it Doesn’t Have Me!