For those with Fibromyalgia, it is with them every waking moment. They think about fibromyalgia as they get up in the morning, as they prepare meals, and as they function throughout the day. For fibromyalgia suffers, it’s not typically far from their awareness.
Public awareness is necessary for a number of reasons. Here are just a few listed below:
Since 1993, May 12th has been designated as an awareness day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological diseases that include fibromyalgia.
Why May 12th? It just happens to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday. She was an English Army nurse who contracted a lingering and painful disease that defied diagnosis – possibly fibromyalgia.
She was an inspiration to all as she pursued her passions to care for others, inspiring the International Red Cross and eventually founding the world’s first School of Nursing.
If you have Fibromyalgia: share your story and information – so other can learn and gain more understand of this complex condition.
If you don’t have Fibromyalgia: take a little time to learn more about this very real condition. If you know someone with Fibromyalgia, ask about their experience and how you can help.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include: all-over pain, depression/anxiety, and sleeping difficulties. It can be challenging to diagnose and treat – so it is important to see a doctor experience with fibromyalgia.
Learn more about Fibromyalgia: