Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! Did you know that Fibromyalgia Awareness Day was started at the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association back in 1998? Now May 12th is a day to raise awareness and share about what it is like to live with fibromyalgia.
According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, “Fibromyalgia is characterized by a long list of symptoms, including chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. The cause is still unknown, there is no cure and it lacks effective treatments and understanding. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects people physically, mentally and socially. Approximately 10 million Americans (2-4%) have FM with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men. It occurs in people of all ages, including children. The literal translation of the word fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. But FM is much more than pain and presents with many other symptoms that vary from person to person.”
Do you know anyone living with Fibromyalgia? Let them know that today is a day to celebrate as the fibro warrior they are and that you support them.
More information about Fibromyalgia can be found at https://www.fmcpaware.org/