Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie'

Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie', Author at New Life Outlook

About Heather

I am 32 years old and have been living with fibromyalgia for 10 years. My husband and I recently had our first child, Jackson, after a 3 1/2 year battle with infertility.

We are huge animal lovers and we have two rescue dogs. I have spent most my life working as a teacher, though I have also worked as a pastry chef and used to own my own cake company for a while.

Fibromyalgia made it extremely difficult to continue teaching and making cakes so I became a homemaker in 2012. Shortly after becoming a homemaker I started my YouTube channel – FibroFightingBarbie – with the hope to inspire and reach out to others suffering with fibromyalgia.

My husband and I also shared our infertility and pregnancy journey as well as our daily lives on my channel, and it has now grown into a community of people that we lovingly call our YouTube family.

I am now able to help support my family through my YouTube career and help bring awareness and support to the Fibromyalgia community.

Heather's Work


What It Feels like to Be Judged With Fibromyalgia

There have been quite a few times where fibro warriors have felt really judged with having fibromyalgia because people can't see it as a disability.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on February 23, 2018
Video fibromyalgia medications

Everything You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia Medications

Every person with fibromyalgia is different and needs a treatment plan that's unique to them. So, what fibromyalgia medications can help?
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on November 24, 2017
Video Feeling Alone With Fibromyalgia video

Feeling Alone With Fibromyalgia

Receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis can make you feel alone and that nobody understands you. Thankfully, you're not alone – there are communities out there.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on October 27, 2017
Video Heather's Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Story

‘How Is This My Life?’ – Heather’s Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Story

We asked Heather to share her story about her journey to finding her fibromyalgia diagnosis. Listen to Heather's story here.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on August 25, 2017
Video Fibromyalgia And Hormones

How Hormone Changes Can Affect Fibromyalgia

Heather shares her own experiences about fibromyalgia and hormones you may experience during menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, and childbirth.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on August 17, 2017
Video Breastfeeding With Fibromyalgia

5 Tips for Breastfeeding With Fibromyalgia

New mothers with fibromyalgia may find it difficult to deal with fibromyalgia pain while breastfeeding. Heather shares her tips on dealing with the pain.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on August 2, 2017
Video 7 Tips for Getting Through Pregnancy With Fibromyalgia

7 Tips for Getting Through Pregnancy With Fibromyalgia

A lot can happen during pregnancy with fibromyalgia. Heather shares some advice for going through pregnancy with fibromyalgia to help you avoid issues.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on July 28, 2017
Video Fibromyalgia Hair Loss

Coping with Fibromyalgia and Hair Loss

Losing a lot of hair at once and getting bald spots can be super alarming, but it's only temporary. Learn how you can cope with fibromyalgia and hair loss.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on July 14, 2017
Video Driving Tips for Fibromyalgia Patients

Driving Tips for Fibromyalgia Patients

Heather, who suffers from fibromyalgia, shares some tips with you on how to make driving easier, less painful, and comfortable.
by Heather 'FibroFightingBarbie' on July 7, 2017